Despite strong opposition in recent years, CBE has been a faithful advocate for the core biblical truths of the partnership of men and women, mutual submission, and the equal gifting and ministry of every believer. Because of the abuse of power and control implicit in a hierarchical model, Jesus warned his followers that exercising authority over and bearing rule were not to be so among them (Matt 20:25-26). CBE is a beacon of light in a world desperately in need of the good news that relational health and wholeness lay in gender mutuality and partnership with Christ as Lord. It has my unequivocal respect and support.