Sat, 27 Nov|
How Can This Be? Stories of Adventurous Women.
Time & Location
27 Nov 2021, 19:30
About the event
Please note, this event is now online. Please buy a ticket and a Zoom link will be sent to you on the day.
To begin the season of Advent and to round off 2021, we are so delighted that Liz Shercliff will be November’s Soul Talk speaker.
Liz is an exceptionally gifted communicator and storyteller, and through this Soul Talk conversation, she will invite us to consider the story of Mary. The theme for the evening is HOW CAN THIS BE?
How can it be that the mother of Jesus, the woman who made the incarnation possible, goes from being “the servant of the Lord” at the beginning of Luke’s gospel, to having nothing to say at the end? How can it be that a woman is favoured by God, and who announces God’s new reign is reduced to meekness and mildness in our Christmas Carols? “Let me introduce Mary to you,” says Liz Shercliff “a disciple and a prophet, as well as the mother of Jesus.”
Liz is the author of three books on preaching, Preaching Women: Gender, Power & the Pulpit; Out of the Shadows: Preaching the Woman of the Bible; and The Present Preacher: Discerning God in the Now. She is a researcher in feminist practical theology and leads Women’s Voices, an annual conference for women who preach. She is Director of Studies in Chester Diocese and Canon of the cathedral.
As ever, if the cost of a ticket would prohibit your being able to attend, simply drop us an email and we will email you a free one.