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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 2015

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.

Becoming New

Summer 2015

Volume: 22 | Number: 2

Becoming New: Stories of Hope and Transformation

This issue of Mutuality is devoted to those stories that remind us that God is using the shared leadership of men and women to make the world new.


Editor's Note: Becoming New
By: Tim Krueger | June 5, 2015
This issue is devoted to those stories that remind us not just that egalitarian leadership is biblical and right, but that God is using it to make the world new.

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Envisioning Mutuality: 5 Characteristics of a World that Embraces Mutuality
By: Jenny Baker | June 5, 2015
What might a society that fulfills the Bible’s vision of mutuality look like? I’d like to suggest that it would have these five characteristics.

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A Single Testimony Changes Generations
By: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson | June 5, 2015
It is true, we become like what we see. Growing up, what I saw was my mother, Sallie. She worked hard and gave everything she could so my sister and I had opportunities to thrive. She served in the church and in the community. She loved family and was always hospitable to strangers. She was [...]

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God’s Wisdom Sung in Full Harmony
By: Brian Wiele | June 5, 2015
Every time I click on the leadership tab on the website of a Protestant church and see an all-male team of elders, I am dismayed at the foolishness of choosing not to hear the fullness of God’s “sound system.” The Catholic and Orthodox branches of God’s family tree have been even more reluctant [...]

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Life by Committee
By: April Fiet | June 5, 2015
When we realized we were being called as a team, it felt like someone had opened up the door and let the light come in. We noticed it for ourselves in palpable ways, and it was affirming when others began to notice it, too.

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Blood & Water Flowed (Poem)
By: Valerie Geer | June 5, 2015
Blood and water flowed mingled       from his side  

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Blood & Water Flowed: Becoming New through the Feminine Imagery of Redemption
By: Valerie Geer | June 5, 2015
It was not until I was well into my thirties that I started to see that some of my uniquely female experiences are beautiful and poignant pictures within the redemption story. Consider the motif of new life born of blood and water, pain and sacrifice.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes
By: Marilyn Bennett | June 5, 2015
“Grandma’s a pastor? I want to be like Grandma!” The words out of the mouth of my four-year-old granddaughter have led me to believe God will continue to use women to advance the kingdom of God. 

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Becoming New: Man and Woman Together in Christ
By: Mimi Haddad | June 5, 2015
Galatians 3:27–29 is a central text for Paul. To be baptized into Christ is to imitate Christ, in whom social hierarchies and animosity are overcome. Whether Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female, all Christians, without distinction, walk in newness of life, taking up their cross equally to serve the world as Christ did.

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