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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 2012

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.

The Student Issue

Winter 2012

Volume: 19 | Number: 4


This issue of Mutuality features the work of student writers.


Look Out, World
By: Megan Greulich | December 5, 2012
I was a junior in college when I first discovered biblical equality. Mimi Haddad had come to lecture in one of my classes. Almost a decade later, I still remember it vividly—my perspective from the fourth row of tables where I was situated, the blue and green background colors of Mimi’s PowerPoint slides, [...]

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Beyond Aprons and Pickup Trucks: Sexism in the Evangelical Church
By: Heather Lundy | December 5, 2012
Tradition helps us remember where we come from and who we are as a culture. We should uphold and honor tradition—as long as we don’t begin to mistake it for truth.

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Have They Disappeared: Why do Young Evangelicals Know so Little About the Great Women of the Bible?
By: Andy Motz | December 5, 2012
It first came up in my theology class. My professor read aloud 1 Timothy 2:11–12 (for some reason he failed to read the verses above or below) and claimed that there was no solid evidence that this verse was intended only for a particular cultural context. Instead, it was applicable to all churches at all times. I [...]

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Who was Abigail?
By: Heather Celoria | December 5, 2012
Abigail, whom we read about in 1 Samuel 25, is one of my favorite women honored in the Old Testament. Often, the church peddles a romanticized and chivalrous ideal (which has no foundation in Scripture) to encourage women to be submissive, quiet, dependent, and careful not to make waves. Particularly within a marriage, many churches teach that [...]

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Submission and Aggression
By: Adela Cristea | December 5, 2012
The phone rings twice before she answers, after reaching for it in her purse, “Hello?” She was on the bench behind me in a moderately packed van used as public transportation in Moldova. Inevitably, I became witness to a conversation that made my heart go out to this woman. And I wanted to scream, “Ditch [...]

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God Always Surprises Me
By: Rebekah C. DeVore | December 5, 2012
For most of my life, I thought I was biblically accurate in believing that men and women were made completely different and were meant by God to have different roles. This was especially true within relationships and families.

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Signs of Friendship: The Report from the 2012 Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society
By: Tim Krueger | December 5, 2012
CBE is not the highest profile organization at ETS, and certainly not the most popular, but after my first experience there, I am convinced that our presence makes a bigger difference than we know.

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A Group of Game Changers: Australian Chapters Embolden Their Communities
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2012
Seeking community and empowerment, egalitarians from across Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and beyond filled lecture halls during CBE’s 2010 Melbourne conference! 

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The Life and Legacy of Dr. Virginia Catherine Patterson
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2012
As we celebrate students and young egalitarian leaders in this issue of Mutuality, we also recognize the important work of mentors in their lives. Therefore, please join us in honoring one of CBE’s great mentors, who led CBE’s ministry with wisdom and boldness for many years.

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Rachel Held Evans's
By: Jennifer Kane | December 5, 2012
One thing becomes clear in reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood: to be a woman of valor does not require fitting a particular mold. Rather, it requires a heart willing to seek God and cultivate virtues found throughout Scripture . . . Held Evans' book is filled with honesty, humor, and grace, and her book is a [...]

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