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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 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.

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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.

Submission

Winter 2015

Volume: 22 | Number: 4

Submission

In this issue, we explore Christian submission. What does submission in Christian marriages look like? Why does it matter? How should we read and apply passages like Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3 that tell women to submit to their husbands?
 

Contents

Editor's Note: As Christ Emptied Himself
By: Tim Krueger | December 5, 2015
Depending on how it’s used, who says it, and what they mean, “submission” can be anything from dirty and disgusting to offensive and oppressive. Or, perhaps, even beautiful.

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How I Submit to My Wife: Why a Feminist with a Hairy Chest Chose to Take His Beloved’s Last Name
By: Nicholas Quient | December 5, 2015
I saw mutual submission as required for marriage, and I believe that it was the strongest measure of what I could do: I give of myself to her, and I honor her, by esteeming her heritage, her culture, her family, by taking her last name.

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The Unsuspecting Egalitarians: An Unintentional Journey Toward Egalitarianism
By: Catherine Jacobson | December 5, 2015
Mark and I never meant to become egalitarians, at least not until we discovered we already were. This is the story of the long, winding road to recognize and gratefully celebrate that we are egalitarians. In retrospect, we were on that journey from the very first.

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Just Friends? Intertwined Building Blocks of Friendship and Marriage
By: Anthony Bankes | December 5, 2015
Marriage and friendship aren’t in competition. They aren’t two separate concepts on opposite sides of space, racing against each other to cross the finish line. They’re interconnected and intertwined, constantly intersecting to reveal a breathtaking paradigm of mutuality. 

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A High View of Submission
By: Daniel Hill | December 5, 2015
Whenever I hear the word “submission” I am immediately transported back to my childhood home. We were staunchly rooted in a conservative, Christian tradition, and my family prided itself on having a high view of Scripture. There were a number of beliefs affected by this high view of Scripture (which, for the record I [...]

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Understanding Submission  in the Context of the Pauline Epistles
By: Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando | December 5, 2015
Sometimes we are vague about what submission means, but feel strongly that there is hierarchy in marriage and that it is of utmost importance. The apostle Paul’s letters are often the basis of these teachings. Yet, is Paul advocating hierarchy in marriage, or is he encouraging mutuality?

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Faithfully Undermining Patriarchy: Making Sense of 1 Peter 3:1
By: Elizabeth K. Casey | December 5, 2015
If Peter was not supporting slavery or patriarchy, but instead calling Christians to live above reproach, how can we make sense of these verses today?

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Biblical Submission Begins with Submission to God’s Word
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2015
Recently, CBE lost a dear friend and a most gifted intellectual, John Kohlenberger III, after a thirteen-year battle with cancer. A humble but brilliant scholar, John published over sixty study Bibles and reference books. 

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