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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 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.

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Mutuality Summer 2001

Summer 2001

Volume: 8 | Number: 2

Women's Roles

Is it God’s desire for women to procreate and nothing else? Explore the roles women play at home and in society. 


Women in Marriage & Ministry
By: Wendy Francisco | June 6, 2001
The widespread misunderstandings and mistranslations resulting in gender hierarchy are damaging to people, marriages and the body of Christ. I am going to start by diving into the most famous (or infamous) passage on marriage in Ephesians Chapter 5. It’s amazing to discover what this passage really says!

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A Liberated Denomination Liberates Women
By: Mary Seltzer | June 6, 2001
I was born into a Christian home, and my mother and father both believed in no smoking, no drinking, no card playing, no movies, no TV and no dancing. In high school I was always pulled out of gym class during the square dance unit, and I had never seen a movie until I was [...]

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When the Shoe Was on the Other Foot
By: Dan Gentry Kent | June 6, 2001
As a male, I recently had an experience that involved gender stereotyping, from which I learned a lot. For one thing, I learned a bit about how my sisters have so often felt. There was a meeting in a major Southern city to plan for a large women’s conference. There were 62 women in [...]

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Pushed to Procreate
By: Marlene A. Stelter | June 5, 2001
The “bitter” aspects of the recollections stemmed from the spiritual abuses we had suffered as a result of erroneous religious teachings. In some home schooling ministries, legalism (righteous standing conferred through adherence to rules and regulations) is prevalent. Had it not been for my husband’s and my childhood mooring in “Sola Fide” — justification by [...]

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A Tribute to Marion Haefele Longman
By: Karen Longman | June 5, 2001
“Zest for living” are three words that describe how Marion Haefele Longman has influenced my life. 

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Q&A: Does the Bible Allow Women to Have Authority Over Men?
By: Alvera Mickelsen | June 6, 2001
QUESTION: I have no problem with Galatians 3:28 or with equality concerning salvation and spiritual gifts. I do have a problem with headship. Can you please tell me where any of the writers of the New Testament gave women the OK to be in authority over men?

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CBE’s Mission and Envisioned Future
By: Mimi Haddad | June 5, 2001
When God raises up a ministry to help build his church throughout the world, he equips and gifts believers and gives them a vision for that ministry. We notice biblical examples in Nehemiah, Jesus’ disciples, Paul and the believers in Acts 2. God is still gifting believers and giving them a vision for ministry today. We [...]

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