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CBE is the single most valuable resource for study and teaching materials on the subject of the biblical equality of all persons. I encourage every Christian — women and men — to discover the liberating and redemption-based truths of who they are in Christ. The CBE resources open the Scripture's revelation of God's loving and eternal plan for his human creation.
As a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in equal to serve because both men and women are equal in the sight of God. I highly endorse CBE because this is what CBE stands for.
Grounded in the word of God, Christians for Biblical Equality is spreading the good news about equality in Christ for all believers, and stands tall for our liberty in the gospel. Sexism and racism in the church dishonor our Lord, and hinder the spreak of his Kingdom. CBE exists to fight these evils in our very midst, and bring light and truth to this ongoing struggle. They deserve the prayeful support of every Christian.
I am delighted to endorse the irenic, insightful, and biblically sound message of Christians for Biblical Equality. It encourages a wide constituency with academically solid and spiritually uplifting messages through its outstanding publications and conferences. Its e-zine Arise is consistently fresh and practical. Priscilla Papers addresses challenging issues with original research and exegetical insight. Its leadership from its beginning has exemplified Christ-likeness, humility and a zeal for the truth. Christians for Biblical Equality is a movement full of joy, delight in the freeing message of the Bible, and love for Christ and the church.
Organizations are stronger and most effective when men and women lead and work together. I appreciate the work that CBE does in providing a perspective on gender equality that is theological, academic, and historical. I also love their vision to impact countries around the world to work through this issue in culturally respectful ways. As I partner with CBE in promoting leadership development of women, I am grateful to Mimi and her team for seeking to discover practical ways to respond to the needs they encounter.
With the challenges of the gospel before it, the church needs to deploy all of its resources, male and female, to proclaim and live out the good news. CBE challenges the church to include its gifted and godly women of the church in all aspects of the gospel ministry.
Over the years of friendship with CBE, I am convinced that CBE is more than an organization. It is a community of vibrant and biblically committed people pursuing a path of equality among men and women in the Church and thus equipping and empowering the Church of Jesus Christ across the world.
Three reasons why I am a member and enthusiastic supporter of CBE are: (1) the trajectory of biblical theology is clearly in the direction of full equality for women and men; (2) the emphasis of CBE is as much on godly living for women and men personally and in the home as on freedom to serve in the church; (3) the burden of CBE leadership is for international as well as national ministry. I have been a member of CBE from its inception, and because this ministry is biblical, balanced and global I will continue to support CBE through prayer, finances and word-of-mouth.
The gospel declares that Jesus Christ lived and died for all of us—men and women, boys and girls. Sadly, male dominance in both ancient and modern cultures has led many churches to conform to the sin of sexism. God’s call leads to ministries based upon our gifts, not our race, social class or gender. Christians for Biblical Equality affirms the equal calling of Christian women and men who are gifted by God for Christian service in all forms of ministry. Led by the Holy Spirit, women oppressed by culture are empowered to take up their God-given calling and follow Christ wherever God leads. Thanks be to God for the blessing of CBE!
Through Christians for Biblical Equality I am able to join with the worldwide body of Christ, in a partnership where all believers, without regard to gender, ethnicity or class can stand together in unity and proclaim Jesus as Lord. Christ’s call to kingdom ministry compels me to share in the mission of CBE to work for equality and justice, envisioning a future in which all believers can use their gifts for God’s glory and for the fulfillment of God’s purposes.