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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 2004

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.

M114 Winter

Winter 2004

Volume: 11 | Number: 4

Global Partners in Ministry

When we look at what the Bible says about who was ready when God called, we discover a remarkable variety of both men and women. God can call on anyone at any moment


By: Chelsea DeArmond | December 5, 2004
What is it that sets apart the heroes of our faith like Abraham and Mary? When God called, they answered, “Here am I.” This response is a single word in both Hebrew and Greek, roughly equivalent to when a soldier is called to attention and answers, “Ready!”

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Bringing the Whole Gospel to the Whole World
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2004
As many of you know, I served as the convener of the Gender Forum at what is considered the most important missions organization for evangelicals: the Lausanne Conference for World Evangelization (LCWE). Because I value the work of Lausanne as much as I cherish the leadership of Lorry Lutz (my co-convener), I knew God was [...]

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Three Portraits of Women Ministering Around the World
By: Uma David, Cosmas Ilechukwu, Cecilia Yau | December 5, 2004
Look what God is doing in the lives of women and men partnering together to bring the whole gospel to the whole world! These portraits of Chinese, Nigerian and Indian women in ministry are excerpts from papers given at the Lausanne Conference for World Evangelism.

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Friends in Africa Welcome a Message of Biblical Equality
By: Bruce C.E. Fleming | December 5, 2004
Our daughter Christy was born in Congo and spent her childhood there while my wife Joy and I were missionary professors with the Evangelical Free Church Mission seminary serving French- speaking Africa. Our son Mark heard about our ministry in Africa all his life, but had never seen it for himself. Although Joy could not [...]

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The Bible in Black and White
By: Chelsea DeArmond | December 5, 2004
The world places conditions on who may be welcomed, and even citizens of the most “civilized” nations welcome some and struggle to tolerate others. But the church is called to welcome all, not because of any system of classification or merit, but “because God has welcomed them” (Rom. 14:1ff; 15:7). 

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What is the Truth About Biblical Equality?
By: Chelsea DeArmond | December 5, 2004
What do evangelical Christians mean when they use words like “equal,” “complementary,”—or even “biblical”—to describe the truth about gender? Egalitarian and complementarian scholars discussed these issues at sessions hosted by the Evangelicals and Gender study group at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) annual meeting entitled, “What is Truth?”

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Women, Poverty and the Micah Challenge
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2004
The memories of child prostitutes on the streets of Bangkok are still swirling in my head. Even as the Lausanne prayer team walked and prayed through the streets of Thailand, one prostitute begged them to take her home. How can we encounter such suffering with- out longing to make a difference?

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Listening to Global Voices
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2004
We headed to England this fall with some trepidation. We were attempting something new in the history of CBE—hosting a symposium in a foreign country. 

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The Ultimate Blessing: Rediscovering the Power of God's Presence
By: Andrea Cumbo Dowdy | December 5, 2004
JoAnne Lyon feels the way all of us do sometimes—depressed, bitter, lonely, helpless. But she also remembers what we often forget—that through the pain and frustration of human existence, we are blessed by a transcendent God who loves us and promises to be with us always.

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