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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Spring 2019

The print + digital magazine of CBE International

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

Blog + Magazine Articles

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.

Cover of Spring 2019 Mutuality Magazine

Spring 2019

Volume: 26 | Number: 1

Everyday Sexism

In this issue we explore everyday sexism and what Christians can do about it. How does patriarchy cripple the body of Christ? How can men make the fight for equality their fight as well? How can we address the gap between egalitarianism and lived experience? How do we value the unpaid work often performed by women? And how can we change Christian discourse away from an over-emphasis on the masculine in theology?


Sexism is Spiritual: How Patriarchy Cripples the Body of Christ
By: Tim Krueger | March 4, 2019
Training for a marathon, becoming in tune to the world around him and his body, made Tim "[think] often of Paul’s metaphor of the church as a body. We, too, are interconnected in ways we rarely see or understand. Weak theology or a bad habit by one body part can cause crippling pain for [...]

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What if God Was One of Us: A Call to Uphold the Dignity of Women
By: David Hart | March 4, 2019
David Hart recounts his personal experiences with women facing gender inequality, explores his male privilege, and calls men to stand with women and fight for equality, humanity, and inclusion in the business and leadership of the church. 

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The Fifties Housewife in my Head:  Finding Freedom  from Shame and  Inadequacy
By: Sarah Judd-Lam | March 4, 2019
How often do egalitarian beliefs and lived experiences coincide? This articles explores how we might address the gap and deal with the guilt and shame and stress that sometimes accompanies these questions.

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4 Jobs Women Are Expected to Do without Pay, and How to Balance the Labor Scale
By: Rachel Asproth | March 4, 2019
The epidemic of women’s unpaid work is a serious problem and it’s one that should concern us as Christians. Whether by implication, necessity, or demand, women aren’t being credited or compensated for their work. They are often taken less seriously as professionals and expected to take sole responsibility for housework and other [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: A Very Egalitarian Proposal
By: Sierra Neiman Westbrook | March 4, 2019
When Justin got down on one knee—on the day we chose months before—and opened the box to reveal the ring we picked out together, I didn’t feel a rush of dumbfounded amazement. But I didn’t miss that at all. The joyful expectancy of our special day was a tremendous gift—as [...]

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Reflect With Us: Words of Freedom
By: H. Edgar Hix | March 4, 2019
I offer you the words I was offered/ in the Book we have both read.

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Centering Truth, Not Masculinity, in Christian Discourse
By: Mimi Haddad | March 4, 2019
In a world where the lines between truth and fiction have become blurred, it is more important than ever that we treat our theology and our faith with the utmost respect. That means learning about and from women, using gender-accurate language, and remembering the legacy of faithful men and women. This is not fake news, [...]

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