Events

"Enlarging the Jesus Tribe: Outsiders become Insiders"
April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.

"Enlarging the Jesus Tribe: Outsiders become Insiders"
April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.

"What Language Shall I Use?: Re-examining Feminine Metaphors for God and Inclusive Language for People"
April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Unlike today, Christian theologians have, through the ages, used feminine metaphors for God without apology. For them, this language was not only biblical but theologically rich in communicating the immanence and transcendence of God. By avoiding this language do we minimize the depth of our understanding of God? This lecture will consider the nature of language, the metaphors used of God, and the wisdom of relying only on masculine metaphors for people.

"A Theology of Abolition: How We Read Scripture Has A Global Impact on Girls and Women"
April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Christians working to end sex slavery recognize the crucial role churches have in reading Scripture without a male bias. Since the 1800s, Christians have challenged theological patriarchy as essential to their humanitarian work. This lecture will consider how the church developed a theology of abolition in concert with its humanitarian work and how theology has implications for Christian humanitarians today

"Why A Good Lebanese Girl Would Devote Her Life To Promoting Biblical Gender Equality?: My Personal And Professional Journey As A Christian Feminist"
April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

As a child of immigrant parents, I often found myself negotiating three cultures and languages simultaneously. My parents were grateful to raise their daughters in a country where “women could become whatever they wanted,” yet the evangelical church was less than welcoming to women such as me. Through it all, the influence of patriarchy, culturally and theologically, continually challenged my sense of value and vocation. My greatest joy and liberation came through my journey with God as an egalitarian activist.

Better Together: Women and Men: One in Christ
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

CBE's Melbourne chapter will be host the "Better Together: Women and Men: One in Christ" conference on April 28-30, 2017 at the St. Thomas Anglican Church in Melbourne, Australia. 

The conference will feature keynote speakers Rev. Patti Ricotta, Dr. Mimi Haddad, and Rev. Dr. Kevin Giles. This is another event that you do not want to miss. Register today! 

For more information, please visit Melbourne Chapter's website.

Women in History and Theology
April 21, 2017 - May 20, 2017

This course explores the leadership, theological contributions and experiences of women from the Old Testament period through the twentieth century. In each era, we will also consider the historical, theological, and philosophical assumptions and events that supported, or more often, limited the fullest participation of women’s gifts and leadership in church and religious life.

As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today.

The course will be taught over 3 weekends: April 21–22, May 5–6 and May 19–20. Classes will be held Fridays, 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–4 p.m. To register, see http://fuller.edu/registrar/registration/

Lecture for Truett Women in Ministry: "Why Women’s Leadership Is A Primary Issue: Wisdom from the Early Evangelicals"
April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad will address members of Truett Women in Ministry at a dinner hosted by the Center for Ministry Effectiveness 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 18th at the First Baptist Church, Waco TX. Dinner is by invitation only.

The lecture will be on the topic "Why Women’s Leadership Is A Primary Issue: Wisdom from the Early Evangelicals." 

Lecture description: The early evangelicals were radical social reformers whose work was rooted in a theological conservatism that fueled not only abolition and suffrage, but also an evangelism that extended Christian faith well beyond that of previous generations. Their achievements were driven by a high regard of Scripture, an undaunted belief that all of life is made new through the Cross, and that our newness of life in Christ fuels activism not only in word but especially in deed.

More information on the Center for Ministry Effectiveness can be found on their website

Truett Theological Seminary Chapel
April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad presented as a guest speaker at Truett Theological Seminary's April 18, 2017 chapel service at 11 am, followed by lunch and dialogue in Truett’s Great Hall. Video of her speech, "Look Who's Coming to Dinner with Jesus: Outcasts, Dogs, and Prostitutes" is available on the Truett Seminary website. 

"Conversing" Podcast with Fuller Seminary
March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Mimi Haddad, president of CBE, participated in a podcast with Fuller Seminary president Mark Labberton.

She discusses gender equality and women in leadership. She reflects with Dr. Labberton on the complex relationship between theology and real-life injustice, the social and economic benefits of women in leadership, and the pressing task of “dismantling theological patriarchy” in the church.

“Conversing” is a podcast series produced by FULLER studio in which Dr. Labberton interviews leaders on the intersection of theology and culture. Mark Labberton has served as Fuller Seminary’s fifth president since 2013. His experience includes 30 years of pastoral ministry, 16 of those as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. For more reflections from Dr. Labberton visit fullerstudio.fuller.edu/contributor/m…rk-labberton/.

Listen to this episode of the podcast.