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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Spring 2001

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.

Mutuality Spring 2001

Spring 2001

Volume: 8 | Number: 1

Discovering God’s Design

Women are able to wear many hats in service to community and God. This issues explores the impact of women. 


Women Beyond the Cave
By: Melody Green | March 6, 2001
As women we should be encouraged. We may be soft on the outside, but we’re strong and mighty in spirit. We are God’s secret weapons and the enemy knows it. He takes us seriously, even when others don’t. The enemy’s strategy has been to keep us quiet and in hiding. But [...]

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Discovering God’s Design
By: Julia Bloom | March 6, 2001
I grew up in fundamentalist churches where women were taught to know their “place” and stay there. My parents accepted these ideas in theory, but not so much in practice, and at the same time they questioned many of the other things these churches taught. During my freshman year of college, my parents ended their [...]

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And the Truth Will Set You Free!
By: Faith Totushek | March 6, 2001
Each time I read Ephesians, I shuddered inwardly upon reading Chapter 5: “Wives submit to your husbands.” This passage was a neon light blinding me to the rest of the book. I felt the same shame when I read other passages with directives to women regarding silence, submission or authority. The worst was 1 Timothy 2, which implied [...]

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Women: Potluck Planners or Partners?
By: Keith Nystrom | March 6, 2001
I’m not sure if I ever totally believed that the Bible mandated inequality between the sexes, but that’s just the way it was. I grew up in a church that didn’t necessarily preach such inequalities, but practiced them none the less. By their example I understood that there was a “man’s [...]

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A Loving Tribute to Mom
By: Wendy Bausman | March 6, 2001
When the news of my mom’s death spread throughout my congregation and the naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., I began to learn about the kindred spirit that exists among women who have lost their mothers. These women cried with me and told me, “There is something deep that happens in our souls when [...]

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The Spiritual Impact of Mom
By: Kevin Bausman | March 6, 2001
When we read an obituary in the newspaper, we see the visible side of a person’s life — his or her church or organization memberships and accomplishments in life. What we don’t read, however, is how the person touched others in some special way. I’d like to share how Mom spiritually touched the [...]

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10 Lies the Church Tells Women
By: Kriss Erickson | March 6, 2001
In a conversational, no-nonsense approach to a controversial issue, 10 Lies the Church Tells Women discusses 10 traditional ideas many Christian churches have used to claim the Bible restrains women from leadership. 

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The Gospel for All People
By: Mimi Haddad | March 5, 2001
At CBE we are a diverse group of Christians, with our members representing over 100 different denominations. How on earth do we agree on anything? I am reminded of the early church, which was also certainly a diverse group. They lived with radically different cultures, eating habits, languages, and ways of worshipping. With such a long [...]

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