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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 2005

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.

M122 Summer 05

Summer 2005

Volume: 12 | Number: 2

The Bible and Equality

Equal standing does not erase our biological, experiential, emotional, and other differences, but rather fully affirms them by making them irrelevant per se for our roles in the church and family.


Women Illuminating the Word
By: Joanne Nystrom Janssen | June 5, 2005
When Minneapolis-based calligrapher and graphic designer Diane von Arx Anderson was invited to work on The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten illuminated Bible in 500 years, it did not ever cross her mind to refuse.

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...But Words Can Never Hurt Me
By: John R. Kohlenberger III | June 5, 2005
“Daddy, why does God only like boys?” My eight-year-old daughter surprised me with her theological question. We attended a conservative, evangelical church and she was in third grade in a Christian grade school—what were they teaching her?

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The Junior Bible Quiz & Gender Accuracy
By: Deborah M. Gill | June 5, 2005
The Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is a children’s discipleship ministry of the Assemblies of God that motivates kids to learn and love the Bible. We have taken the issue of gender accuracy and children’s faith development very seriously.

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Transformed by a New Translation
By: Deborah M. Gill | June 5, 2005
The following story comes from my own life. It celebrates God’s faithfulness to a daughter who longed for her mother to know the joy of encountering God’s Spirit in Scripture.

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How to Teach Biblical Equality?
By: Lidija Novakovic | June 5, 2005
Had somebody asked me in my early twenties whether I would like to go to a seminary and study theology, my answer would have certainly been “No.” 

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True Identity: The Bible for Women & Strive: The Bible for Men
The new TNIV Bibles for women and men promise to help Christians gain an identity and maturity in Christ: the women’s Bible, entitled True Identity: The Bible for Women, includes the cover description, “becoming who you are in Christ,” and the men’s Bible, entitled Strive: The Bible for Men, says, “becoming the man [...]

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CBE Helping College Students Discover their Gifts
By: Mimi Haddad | June 5, 2005
Yet, for many young women, a consideration of vocation can be limited by an inadequate and inconsistent teaching of the Bible. Too often, female students receive “double speak” from churches and Christian schools.

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