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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Autumn 2003

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 Mutuality 2003 Autumn Issue

Autumn 2003

Volume: 10 | Number: 3

Taking Risks for God

We must remember that even in this season of terrorist threats, SARS outbreaks, and economic instability, God has not revoked the Great Commission. We must take up the challenge, swallow our fears, and love not our lives “even unto death” (Revelation 12:11). 


An Unexpected But Beautiful Message
By: Joanne Nystrom Janssen | September 5, 2003
The articles in this issue have also encouraged me personally, as I am preparing to embark on an adventure of my own.

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Where Are the Women of Fire? What American Women Can Learn from Female Leaders in China, Russia, and Africa
By: J. Lee Grady | September 5, 2003
Some denominations in the United States are still arguing about whether a woman can stand behind a pulpit, I said to myself. Meanwhile, women in China are engaging in dangerous missions and governing thousands of new churches. There’s something wrong with this picture!

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Unheralded and Unknown: Although Virtually Ignored, Women Played a Vital Role in Church History
By: Lorry Lutz | September 5, 2003
From the time of the early church, women have been actively serving Christ and holding respected positions of leadership, but church historians have virtually ignored them. Take a look at just a few key women across history.

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Parenting as Partners
By: Kathy Nesper | September 5, 2003
It is the “virtual” equivalent of a pleasant post-dinner conversation. Not as satisfying by e-mail as in real life over coffee and dessert, but my question has intrigued them: how has your belief in biblical equality affected your parenting?

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Brave-Hearted Women
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2003
C.S. Lewis said that we are more easily beguiled and led astray by statements that are mostly, but not entirely, true. An inaccuracy is made more potent by being comprised largely of truth. This is often the case when it comes to popular Christian literature on what it means to be male or female.

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Hope and Joy in Uganda: African Men and Women Embrace Biblical Equality
By: R. Elaine Tamez | September 5, 2003
Good news about the church in Africa is hard to find. We hear that the continent is without hope — dying through war, famine and AIDS. But if the church is there, then God is there — and hope is, too.  

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What Bible History Says About Women in Ministry: From Bondage to Blessing
By: Rebecca Leverington | September 5, 2003
If you want one book that clarifies controversial biblical passages about women in leadership, documents God's use of women in both the Old and New Testaments, and explains how and why the church grew away from equality after the time of Christ, this is it. In From Bondage to Blessing, Dee Alei traces the argument [...]

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