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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 2000

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.

Mutuality Summer 2000

Summer 2000

Volume: 7 | Number: 2

Leading Together

Articles include the story of a humble woman whose encouragement lead others to Christ, ponderings about gender, and the benefits of mutual submission.   


Apologetics: The Egalitarian Imperative
By: Douglas Groothuis | June 5, 2000
There is another apologetic mission that egalitarians are in a unique and opportune position to fulfill. This involves presenting the message of biblical equality to the unbelieving world in a persuasive manner, thus winning to Christ people who might never be touched by traditionalist approaches.

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What's Going On In Our Church Regarding Biblical Equality?
By: Frances Rogers | June 5, 2000
Now that we are a totally egalitarian fellowship, the deacon meeting is held in a sunlit, open-doored room, where men and women talk, pray, explore, guide, listen and above all laugh. Joyous laughter can be heard at every meeting, for “there is now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus.”

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My Ponderings About The Gender Issue
By: Maria Mitchell Crane | June 5, 2000
The gender “light bulb” clicked on for me the first time when I attended one of Leanne Payne’s Pastoral Care Schools and heard her specific teaching on “Misogyny in the Church.” I was disheartened to learn of different ways the church has supported this injustice and sin

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The Scriptures and CBE Scholars Restored Self Worth and Harmony to Our Marriage
By: Marion Longman | June 5, 2000
In our younger years, marriage held great promise; the skies were blue, the sunsets golden. We had worked together to meld our individual strengths and weaknesses into a loving union, strong and secure. We were team members who were in love, who attended church every Sunday and who had never heard about how God wanted [...]

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Commune Experience Taught Me To Trust God More
By: TeriLynn Ruonavaara-King | June 5, 2000
That was my introduction to the commune. God was indeed working there at that time, and he sent me there to learn. There were many wonderful things I learned with that group: how to pray, how to worship, how to study the Bible and how to yield to the Holy Spirit.

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Mutual Submission is God's Plan
By: Verna Mae Kwiatkowski | June 5, 2000
It was all I could do to keep from applauding as I sat in church last week listening to the pastor speak about submission: a characteristic of Christian life. 

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My Mother in the Ministry
By: Dan Gentry Kent | June 5, 2000
When I was growing up in small towns in East Texas, I heard many a minister refer to some older man as his “father in the ministry.” It was only as I neared my own retirement that I realized that I had been blessed by a “mother in the ministry.” If you can have [...]

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Husbands, Respect Your Wives
By: Nils Swanson | June 6, 2000
When I have heard discussion about love and respect it is often applied as gender specific: a woman needs love, a man needs respect. But it isn’t that cut and dry. Men need to be loved as well, and women need to be respected, too. 

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