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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Autumn 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.

Blog + Magazine Articles

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.

M113 Autumn 2004

Autumn 2004

Volume: 11 | Number: 3

Women Emerging

As I consider the similarities between reformist movements of the past and the current gender debate within the Church, I see why one might refer to it as a “reformation.”


Emerging Women: Are Women Leaders Finding a Place in the Post-Modern Church?
By: Jen Lemen | September 5, 2004
As our culture continues to wax cynical about the viability of religion, women across the country are using their creativity and their pastoral callings to make space for people drawn to God in ways hard to explain on a traditional Sunday morning.

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Traveling to Oz
By: Rachelle Mee-Chapman | September 5, 2004
We blaze on our own trail. That is why we are always emerging and never emergent — because we are still on the growing edge, still surveying the moon, still deconstructing and reconstructing a faith that must be made to have feet in a post-modern world.

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Dancing Toward Equality in the Emerging Church
By: Kelly Bean | September 5, 2004
Because of the evangelical heritage of much of the emerging church, cultural shifts need to be made to make way for women to minister as co-equals. We all have new steps to learn in order to move fluidly together in our kingdom work, but the dance has begun, sometimes beautifully and sometimes stumbling, most partners [...]

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Seven Steps for Bringing Biblical Equality
By: Karl Vaters | September 5, 2004
Getting biblical egalitarian principles accepted in a local congregation can be a daunting task, but there are a few things anyone can do to help this vision become a reality.

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Who Makes Mouths?
By: Jaime Hunt | September 5, 2004
We’re all alike in our fears, whether our hindrances are our ages, our genders or the lack of letters after our names. But it’s through the story of Moses that I am able to step into roles not designed for people like me.

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A Turning Ship, a Church Renewed
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2004
As I consider the similarities between reformist movements of the past and the current gender debate within the Church, I see why one might refer to it as a “reformation.”

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Tracing God's Women from Genesis to the New Testament: God's Women Then and Now
By: Alvera Mickelsen | September 5, 2004
The authors trace the hand of God on women from Genesis through the New Testament. They confront long-held traditions, prejudices, and assumptions with a loving, non-judgmental spirit that makes it possible for readers to examine their own beliefs without being threatened.

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