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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Autumn 2016

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.

Sermons on Mutuality

Autumn 2016

Volume: 23 | Number: 3

Sermons on Mutuality

This issue of Mutuality shares sermons on difficult passages and topics—among them Ephesians 5, 1 Timothy 2, and abuse—as well an inspiring mini-sermon on embracing your calling, a parody of a popular worship song, and a book review
 

Contents

Editor's Note: Sermons on Mutuality
By: Tim Krueger | September 5, 2016
Several months ago, I was invited to preach on Ephesians 5:21–6:9. I was thrilled—finally, there’d be a sermon on this passage that I actually approved of, even if I had to be the one to give it (public speaking is not my thing).

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Ephesians 5
By: Katherine Willis Pershey | September 5, 2016
I recently wrote a book about marriage. It is a mix of personal narrative, cultural commentary, and biblical reflection. As it turns out, you cannot write about marriage from a Christian perspective without addressing texts such as this one. 

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1 Timothy 2
By: Jenna Daniels | September 5, 2016
What if Paul is saying something contextual, specific to a time and place and circumstance, relevant to the culture that he is speaking to? 1 Timothy is a letter from Paul to Timothy, a church leader in Ephesus. Paul is writing to Timothy telling him how to handle false teachers—teachers who are misrepresenting the gospel.

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Rebuking Fear and Embracing Your Calling
By: Ashley Easter | September 5, 2016
Gifts and callings are hand-selected by God, for you, to bless his church and impact the world around you. Yet sometimes, even with this knowledge, we can experience a spirit of fear regarding what God has called us to do.

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These Are the Days of Rebekah
By: Stephen R. Holmes | September 5, 2016
"These are the Days of Rebekah" was first published on Stephen Holmes' blog, Shored Fragments, and is a parody of the song, “Days of Elijah.”

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Domestic Violence: Call the Police Not the Pastor
By: Robb McCoy | September 5, 2016
We are talking about domestic violence for three reasons. First, no one should suffer fear and violence, especially within their own home. Second, keeping the subject of domestic violence secret, hidden, and away from polite company perpetuates the problem. Third, healing is possible.

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President's Message: Remembering Alvera Mickelsen, the People’s Theologian
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2016
On July 12, Alvera Mickelsen died peacefully in Saint Paul, MN at the age of ninety-seven. A founder of CBE and its first board chair, Alvera was a prophetic theologian and gracious ambassador of biblical gender equality.

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Book Review: Mentor for Life
By: Fred Everson | September 5, 2016
In Mentor for Life, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson gives us a fresh challenge to develop committed followers of Jesus through mentoring. 

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