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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Spring 2020

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.

Cover of Spring 2020 Issue of Mutuality

Spring 2020

Volume: 27 | Number: 1

What Holds Us Together

In this issue CBE gathered a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, present, and future of the movement to advocate for the inherent equality of women and men, and for God’s vision of mutuality in the home, church, and world.


A Faithful Future
By: Ellen Richard Vosburg | March 13, 2020
We wanted to gather a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, the present, and the future of the egalitarian movement. But I’d like to take a brief moment to begin to imagine where we might go in the future.

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Encouragement for Women in Ministry
By: Douglas Groothuis | March 13, 2020
I am writing this article largely because women whom I respect have encouraged me to let my voice be heard. It is far easier for egalitarian men to avoid the subject, since it is so controversial and heated.

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Nile Mother: The Story of Lillian Trasher
By: Lucinda Yang | March 13, 2020
Lillian Trasher aimed to serve “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40). Her orphanage in Egypt took in abandoned children with physical disabilities and illnesses as well as vulnerable widows.

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By: Ellen Richard Vosburg | March 13, 2020
We asked egalitarian advocates to share with us the egalitarian influences in their lives, how they’re working to share egalitarianism with the next generation, and the wisdom they have for how all ages of egalitarians can work together better.

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A Rhetorical History: Listening to Our Preaching Foremothers
By: Sarah Kornfield | March 13, 2020
I offer here a history of preaching rhetoric with the hope of encouraging women whose calling is the pulpit. We will explore how women have proven their preaching authority and constructed their sermons across time.

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It’s Not Only Woman’s Work
By: David Hart | March 13, 2020
The only way to stop oppression is to end the oppressor mindset. Women can't do that by dressing modestly or being friendlier. That duty begins and ends with the oppressor. Men.

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Book Review: The Gospel According to Eve
By: Kurty Darling | March 13, 2020
What The Gospel According to Eve tells us is that throughout the entire history of the church, individuals have been fighting to show that female subordination cannot be supported by Scripture.

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To a Woman in the Ministry, from the Grandmothers in Her Church
By: H. Edgar Hix | March 13, 2020
You are doing what we could not do because we did ​what we could.

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Setting a Movement Aflame: The Power of CBE’s Founders
By: Mimi Haddad | March 13, 2020
God gave our founders the talent, strength, and wisdom they needed to promote mutuality in compelling ways, especially among those who believed affirming women’s leadership ignored the teachings of Scripture.

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