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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Practicing Theological Hospitality – Merthyr UCA, 5 March 2016

Practising theological hospitality: building bridges not borders Dr Val Webb © Merthyr Rd UCA, Brisbane, March 5, 2016 (This was a sequel address to the presentation also posted: “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology” also given on March 5 at Merthyr UCA, Brisbane) I wrote “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” to show [...]

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New review of “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology” by Rev. Dr. Duane Gebhard

Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: Finding Your Own Voice. Val Webb. Wipf and Stock Publishers. Eugene, Oregon. 285 pp. 2015. Val Webb, a lay theologian par excellence, set out to address a void in the realm of conversations about faith, praxis, and the written word. In her most recent book she not only enters the [...]

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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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Presentation at Merthyr Rd UCA, Brisbane, 5th March 2016 and St Marks, Buderim, 6 March 2016

TESTING TRADITION & LIBERATING THEOLOGY; FINDING YOUR OWN VOICE Dr Val Webb © Not to be reproduced without permission from the author Presentation given in Ballarat, October 2015; Adelaide November 2015; Merthyr UCA March 2016 and St Mark’s Anglican, Buderim March 2016 Why would I suggest the traditions need testing and theology needs liberating in [...]

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