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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Spring 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.

Home Economics

Spring 2008

Volume: 15 | Number: 1

Home Economics

To insist that a woman will find The Great Adventure only through pursuing homemaking is  placing cultural expectations about her gender before God’s call.

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A Joyful and Persistent Reminder
By: Megan Greulich | March 5, 2008
A few years back, I spent a week assisting third graders as they traveled through “The Great Adventure,” the theme of my local church’s Vacation Bible School. After beginning each morning singing the books of the Bible to the tune of “La Bamba,” we settled down for Bible story time.

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A Woman’s Place is Where?
By: Shawna R. B. Atteberry | March 5, 2008
Being made in the image of God, both male and female, has very little to do with modern notions of appropriate men’s and women’s roles.

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God’s Radical Welcome
By: Amy G. Oden | March 5, 2008
Gospel hospitality offers us a powerful experience of God’s welcome. Abraham and Sarah were both touched and changed. God has welcomed us, too, into new life, into life that is free from expectations based on cultural stereotypes and roles.

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Escaping the Mold & Embracing Giftedness
Sam had a hard time with the concept at first. He grew up as a Southern Baptist, so the idea of a woman pastor seemed sort of heretical to him. 

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By: Carrie A. Miles | March 5, 2008
In fact, I have come to the conclusion that the kind of patriarchal worldview Jesus and Paul condemn is simply the culture of the fall.

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The “Facts” About Women or The Truth About God?
By: Mimi Haddad | March 5, 2008
While the church often continues to describe ministry (and life) in pink and blue roles, the truth is that God’s purposes for human beings far exceed narrow gender stereotypes.

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Work Less, Live More
By: Cathy and Phil Van Loon | March 5, 2008
Sometimes the gap between egalitarian belief and egalitarian practice can be hard to bridge. Is it really possible to have an equal marriage?

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The Proverbs 31 Woman
By: Francine Erre | March 5, 2008
How many times have you gone to a women’s Bible study on Proverbs 31? It seems that discussions on this passage usually turn to how to be a good wife, mother, and house cleaner. 

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Epitaph (To a Woman of Noble Character)
By: Julie Amos | March 5, 2008
As we celebrate the strong and faithful examples of many women in the Bible, we also recognize that their stories have too often been left untold. 

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Christian Faith in Pink and Blue
By: Mimi Haddad | March 5, 2008
Missionaries often speak of the invisibility of culture. By that they mean that most of us are not conscious of our own cultural idiosyncrasies. What is more, we are tempted to insist others adapt to our culture, because we view ours as normal and good! 

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