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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Spring 2017

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 2017 Mutuality magazine titled Fatherhood

Spring 2017

Volume: 24 | Number: 1


In this issue of Mutuality, we glimpse an egalitarian vision of fatherhood, where fathers, like all God’s people, are freed to serve (and parent) according to their gifts, rather than gender “roles.”


A Celebration of Dads Who Nurture
By: Tim Krueger | March 5, 2017
My dad showed me that a great father, like a good man, is defined not by strength, but by tenderness. A great father doesn’t run from his feelings, but knows and communicates them. He is fully invested in the nurturing of his children. 

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Delighting in Fatherhood: Four Ways for Dads to Embrace Nurturing
By: Daniel DeVries | March 5, 2017
Fatherhood has been a deeply meaningful and formative experience for me. I love it. When Christians talk about fatherhood, we like to make it about things like leadership, authority, provision, and so on. 

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Paying Attention to Fatherhood: Why I Stepped Down from  Pastoral Ministry
By: Touger Thao | March 5, 2017
For too long, I’ve made excuses for not being present and for being less than a full partner in the life of my family. To be a father means to not just hope for a world where my wife and daughters can flourish; it means helping to bring that world into being.

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Five Tips for Navigating Egalitarian Fatherhood
By: Rob Dixon | March 5, 2017
Being an egalitarian father is not for the faint of heart, but here are five tips for thriving in this vital role.

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Defending My Daughters Against Rape Culture
By: Eugene Hung | March 5, 2017
Just as violence against women and girls has its roots in rape culture, rape culture in turn has its roots in a patriarchal worldview. This doesn’t mean that men with a patriarchal worldview necessarily harm women and girls; the vast majority, of course, do not.

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A Father's Brain: Four Ways Fatherhood Affects the Brain
By: Aaron Sathyanesan | March 5, 2017
Over the decades, psychologists have gathered quite a lot of data on fatherhood and the role it plays in the lives of children. For example, there is data from social and developmental psychology which tells us that parental rejection affects children more when it stems from fathers. But what does the hard science of biology [...]

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O Queen, Live Forever
By: H. Edgar Hix | March 5, 2017
If you had been my own blood you would not have been my daughter more.

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President's Message: Equal Parenting, Healthier Children
By: Mimi Haddad | March 5, 2017
It has been said that one of the best things married parents can do for their children is to invest in a healthy relationship with each other. When it comes to a father, there are two fundamentals that cannot be ignored: the way a father lives in partnership with his wife, and his emotional investment [...]

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