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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Advance notice: New book by Val Webb available March 2015

Advance notice: New book by Val Webb available March 2015

My new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” will be available in March 2015.  Watch this website for details. Revd Dr Nigel Leaves, Canon St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. Author of many books including Encountering God (Morning Star Publishing 2014) Religion Under Attack (Polebridge 2011) and The God Problem (Polebridge 2006), says [...]

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Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAmh69lC1z0&utm_source=AZFCT+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a61d27ea2c-Borg_on_Webb6_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dcdcd1ad4-a61d27ea2c-136116069 This is a lovely endorsement of my work from Marcus Borg when he was speaking in Phoenix in February this year.

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Reflection on Mark 1: 9-15 – first Sunday in Lent

Today is the first Sunday in Lent.  I must admit that I grew up in a Presbyterian church and in those old days we did not talk much about Lent – that was something Anglicans and Catholics did.  I remember that other children in my class came to school with a dirty smudge on their [...]

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Val Webb’s 2015 UK tour, to be hosted by the Progressive Christian Network groups – www.pcnbritain.org.uk

Australian author and theologian, Dr Val Webb, makes a welcome return visit to the UK this April, with speaking engagements from Stirling to Truro. Val’s books include Like Catching Water in a Net; Stepping Out with the Sacred; and In Defence of Doubt. She first visited the UK in 2013. This year’s tour consists of ten venues across [...]

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Talk given to Eremos, 2014 “Christians without Borders”

This you would like to hear this presentation, it is in two parts on the following website.  Eremos is an Australian journal for spirituality. http://www.eremos.org.au/news/latest/05_Jun/life-without-borders-the-video

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