Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Val Webb Any discussion of the Unknowable is metaphorical and thus tentative, humanly imagined, limited and open-ended; and “truth” comes in many shapes and sizes, depending on where you stand. It is unhelpful to narrow God-talk to a few images, many of which not necessarily the major images in the sacred texts.  This book explores [...]

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Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

At seventy, Florence Nightingale wrote to a close friend, “When very many years ago I planned a future, my one idea was not organizing a hospital but organizing a religion.” History did not listen to her. Everyone knows the Florence Nightingale who took nurses to the Crimean War and returned to found modern nursing.

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Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Few theologians can weave together history, theology, and biblical studies with such playful clarity and worldly wisdom as Val Webb. She invites us to take another look at the dreaded f-word — feminism –and shows it to be directly at the heart of Christian discipleship.”

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John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

Val’s six studies take a refreshing look at the Gospel of John, opening up a whole new way of seeing this Gospel as a two-level story – the story of Jesus the man and the story of God.

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Special Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

Special Price Offer: new book by Val Webb

My new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” is now available. SPECIAL PRICE OFFER IN AUSTRALIA:  $35.00 plus $6.00 postage = total cost $41.00 Email me at valmaurice@aol.com for purchase and payment details FOR THOSE OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA, THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.COM, BOOK DEPOSITORY AND FROM THE USA PUBLISHER WIPF [...]

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Reviews of “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice”

Reviews of “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice”

Review: Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology by Val Webb (Morning Star Publishing, Melbourne, 2015) by Dr Noel Preston AM Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology may well be the best volume to come from Val Webb’s prolific key pad – and that is quite a rap! Her primary audience is the inquiring lay person. In Val’s [...]

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Sermon – “What about Prayer?” Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, July 24, 2016

Reflection by Dr. Val Webb Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney 24/7/2016 Today’s lectionary reading from the gospel is the Lord’s Prayer, the most common public prayer in the Christian tradition. Interestingly, however, it arose from a discussion against praying in public. Jewish men were expected to pray three times daily, but here, Jesus is portrayed [...]

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Youtube – Presentations at Pitt Street Uniting Church, July 2016

If you would like to hear my presentation on my latest book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice”; and also my sermon/reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, at Pitt Street Uniting Church July 23-24, 2016, you can find both Youtube videos on the site below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe510OcGuk9bSqu1PqpQSMwGp0URluWd_

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SYDNEY SPEAKING EVENT FOR VAL WEBB

ANNOUNCEMENT Pitt Street Uniting Church, Pitt Street, Sydney, Saturday July 23, 2016 at 2pm. Lecture by Dr Val Webb “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding our own voice” Opportunity for discussion and book purchase afterwards. Sunday July 23, 2016 Pitt Street Uniting Church, Pitt Street, Sydney. Dr Val Webb will deliver the sermon. For further [...]

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Sermon “The Prodigal Son”, St Mark’s Anglican, Buderim, March 6, 2016

Sermon, Buderim, March 6, 2016 Dr Val Webb What a gift for a preacher! The prodigal son as the Gospel reading (Luke 15: 1-3: 11b-32)! This story is so much part of our culture that it is used as the example for any child who goes astray, a rebellious teenager who moves back home, or [...]

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