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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 2010

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.

How I Changed My Mind

Winter 2010

Volume: 17 | Number: 4

How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership

There are few things that encourage us at CBE more than learning how these people encountered biblical equality and were profoundly changed. This issue of Mutuality is full of their stories.


When We Encounter Emmanuel
By: Megan Greulich | December 5, 2010
I am excited to present this issue of Mutuality, full of stories of individuals who found biblical equality. I am confident that they will encourage and challenge you, and point you to the One who changes us, just as they did for me.

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Reconciling Two Worlds
By: Carole Eldridge | December 5, 2010
A few years after we married, it became apparent that a shift was occurring in our denomination. We began hearing from our leaders and teachers that Scripture prohibited women from leading in church or home, and that God wanted men to be the authority in all matters.

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From Hatchet-Man to Women’s Advocate
By: Nicholas Colby Watson Wolfe | December 5, 2010
Growing up in the church, “I didn’t sense that women were oppressed,” author and seminary professor Cleophus J. LaRue admitted. The Baptist church he attended was made up of 75% women, and they served in many leadership positions. 

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A Long Walk on the Beach
By: Anthony Parrott | December 5, 2010
This simple discovery—that the “biblical” phrase “man is the head of the household” wasn’t biblical at all—was enough to cause me to question most everything I had assumed I knew about the Bible.

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No Longer “Blind”
By: Kristine Lowder | December 5, 2010
Besides the inspiring story, what I appreciated most about The Blind Side is that a Christian woman is portrayed as something other than a meek and mild subordinate, glitzy sidekick, or an anemic “helper.”

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Healed and Released for Ministry
By: Kriste Patrow | December 5, 2010
At the age of six, I was known to climb on top of snow banks in Ontario, Canada and proclaim the gospel. Whenever people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, without hesitation I said, “A pastor.” 

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How I Didn't Change My Mind About Women in Leadership
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2010
Do you find that people are as interested in your personal journey as an egalitarian as they are in your interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:11-12? 

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How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership
By: Shirley L. Barron | October 31, 2013
Alan Johnson, emeritus professor of New Testament and Christian ethics at Wheaton College (Illinois), has put together autobiographical accounts of twenty-seven evangelical leaders, both men and women, from many denominations. 

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