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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 2018

The print + digital magazine of CBE International

Mutuality offers articles from diverse writers who share egalitarian theology and explore its intersection with everyday life.

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The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.


Summer 2018

Volume: 25 | Number: 2

The Age of the Silence Breakers


If Anyone Can Abuse, Why Are We Still Talking Gender Roles? It's About Power
By: Tim Krueger | June 5, 2018
If abuse is a power problem, then what does the debate about gender roles have to do with it? Put simply, our views on gender and authority grow out of and reinforce our philosophies on power.

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#MeToo and  the Church
By: Eugene Hung | June 5, 2018
While the the #MeToo and #ChurchToo hashtags may be new, the abuse epidemic is not. The problem is not “out there”—that is, outside the walls of the church—but “in here,” something the church must reckon with as much as anyone in our world.

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Why #MeToo Is Good for Men Too
By: Ashley Easter | June 5, 2018
In holding men accountable, the #MeToo movement actually affirms men’s humanity—their ability to know and then choose right from wrong and to have healthy, mutual relationships with women. It also honors the good men who choose to treat others with equality and respect.

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Vindicating the Vixens: How We View Bible Women Shapes Our Response to #MeToo
By: Sandra Glahn | June 5, 2018
By distorting Bible women’s stories, we provide a “biblical” rationale for rape culture.

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4 Ways Men Can Combat Abuse in the Church
By: Gricel Medina | June 5, 2018
We ask too much of women and too little of men. It's time for men to stand and fight abuse. Here are four ways you can start.

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When Church Isn't a Sanctuary: 4 Reasons Churches Should Refer Abuse Cases to Trained Victim Advocates
By: Mark Kubo | June 5, 2018
No matter how well-meaning, and regardless of their views on gender, leadership, or theology, churches are almost never prepared to meet a victim’s needs. This is why I encourage churches not to go it alone when it comes to helping victims of abuse.

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The Paradox of Power: 7 Leadership Strategies in the Age of #ChurchToo
By: Jeanne Porter King | June 5, 2018
The way we use our power shouldn’t place other believers at risk. Power belongs to all in the body, not just a select few or a single group. We need to take practical steps to rebalance power in our churches and make them safer for those among us who, as of now, [...]

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By: H. Edgar Hix | June 5, 2018
Ending Abuse: 4 Steps for Churches
By: Mimi Haddad | June 5, 2018
What the research says about why some men harass while other's don't. And what churches can do about it.

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