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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 2008

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.

Redemption

Winter 2008

Volume: 15 | Number: 4

Redemption

As egalitarians look to the future, we know our ultimate hope is in the power of Christ’s sacrifice, which inspired Peter to testify, Paul to write the words in Galatians 3:28, and the early church to place slaves, Gentiles, and women in positions of leadership.

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When God Orchestrated the Impossible
By: Megan Greulich | December 5, 2008
I sometimes wonder what that moment felt like for Peter, when he realized God had literally obliterated the divisions of the past. It was a moment when he understood that Christ’s sacrifice through the cross not only reached up to God but also out to all of humanity.  

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Patriarchy, Rape, and Heroism
By: Steven R. Tracy | December 5, 2008
A group of colleagues and I first traveled to the Congo in 2007 to conduct conferences on abuse. We were shocked at the extent of patriarchy and resultant mistreatment of women.

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Masculinity Redeemed: Servanthood, Not Power, Reflects the Example of Jesus
By: Jon Trott | December 5, 2008
Christ leads, and we both follow. When my darling says to me, “I think God may want us to…” I am all ears.

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Have You Considered My Servant Job? Understanding Pain and Finding Ways Forward
By: Mary Gonsior | December 5, 2008
I share Job’s story now because his situation is connected to the sense of pain, loss, and confusion that many women in the church today suffer as a result of patriarchy. 

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Critical Contrast
By: Julie Amos | December 5, 2008
A veil, invisible | Though deeply felt | Has been wrapped around me, Covering me, Restricting me,  

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Seven Practical (But Not Easy) Tips to Transform Your Marriage
By: Sharon and Henry Tam | December 5, 2008
If you want to transform your marriage keep dating your mate. Make time to develop that intimacy. Listen to your partner’s day, hear their hopes, their dreams, and their fears.

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Different but Equal? Giving Words Their Real Meaning
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2008
Let’s give words back their true meaning. Being equal must always and everywhere include shared authority. If that is not what is intended, then a word other than “equal” will have to be found.

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95 More for the Door
By: Ryan Snyder | December 5, 2008
Thanks to Austin Stouffer's new book 95 More for the Door—egalitarians can turn the "general theme of Scripture" argument on its head and prove the Bible is actually overflowing with pleas for equality. 

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