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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 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 Summer 2017 Mutuality magazine titled Setting the Record Straight

Summer 2017

Volume: 24 | Number: 2

Setting the Record Straight

In this issue of Mutuality, we address common myths about egalitarian views—assumptions like “egalitarians don’t value Scripture” or “egalitarians deny any differences between men and women.”


Prophetic Dissent in the Sanctuary
By: Rachel Asproth | June 5, 2017
Recently, someone asked my thoughts on racial segregation in the US church on Sunday mornings: “How will we ever move forward together, as a unified church, if people of color don’t forgive us for the past?”

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A Guide to Cross-Centered Submission
By: Kelly Ladd Bishop | June 5, 2017
Christian egalitarians love biblical submission because it is part of God’s perfect will. It reflects the love of Christ. It uplifts and honors the gifts and calling of others.

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Text or Pretext: Loving Scripture, Living Egalitarian
By: J.W. Wartick | June 5, 2017
I was raised in something of a theological echo chamber where my complementarian convictions went undisputed. All diligent Bible readers would obviously conclude that men were to lead, and even more obviously, that women were not to be pastors. What could be simpler?

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Brokering Peace: Egalitarian Theology Meets the “Mommy Wars”
By: Sarah Lindsay | June 5, 2017
Most of us have heard about the Mommy Wars: the tension between mothers who stay at home and those who work. 

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Apple Picking Theology: The Intersectionality of Jesus
By: Karen González | June 5, 2017
When our egalitarian theology is intersectional, we can be confident that our whole identities matter to the God who formed and chose us. No form of oppression should escape the scrutiny of the gospel.

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5 Things Egalitarians Believe about Gender Differences
By: Tim Krueger | June 5, 2017
Egalitarians believe the Bible promotes two senses of equality: equality of nature and equality of opportunity. Neither requires or even hints that women and men are or should be identical. Egalitarians don’t deny difference, we deny that difference is destiny.

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A Prayer for Women: Remember Your Daughters
By: Rachel Asproth | June 5, 2017
God of Hagar, Tamar, and Mary Magdalene | Of Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel    

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Agents of the Gospel or Secular Feminists?
By: Mimi Haddad | June 5, 2017
We envision a world where women receive the same dignity and opportunities as men. Like the abolitionists, we seek to expose shallow biblical scholarship.

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