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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 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.

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 Winter 2000

Winter 2000

Volume: 7 | Number: 4

The View From Outside

Having different views on the world from those around you can be difficult. Read how a marginalized male, a female member of The Salvation Army, and even CBE have grown through examination.


Marching to the Beat of Different Drums
By: Kathy Bruner | December 5, 2000
When I reflect on my childhood and young adulthood, it’s not difficult to see why I struggled to understand God’s intent for gender roles. I was surrounded by mixed gender messages from my denomination, my family and my Christian college.

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Come and Get Me!
By: Carol J. Zechlin | December 5, 2000
“Let them come after me,” said Tiger Woods about his competitors when interviewed as to his strategy on holding his 12-point lead at the U.S. Open last summer. “I don’t plan on going to them.” That’s how I feel as a woman: confident in the scriptural knowledge of who I am.

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The Marginalized Male
By: Bradley Harris | December 5, 2000
“Delighted” would accurately describe my reaction to discovering Christians for Biblical Equality. I’m a man who knows something about marginalization and alienation — two themes central to CBE’s concerns.

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Free to Be—What?
By: Kriss Erickson | December 5, 2000
When I was five, my grandfather gave me a fishing rod. I practiced casting my line for hours in our long, skinny back yard using a rubber practice sinker. When a friend offered to take me fishing, I caught my first fish: a round, orange and yellow sunfish called a pumpkinseed. I admired its beautiful [...]

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The Antidote for Anger
By: Tricia Baldwin | December 5, 2000
As I walked out the church door that late summer Sunday morning, my heart was crushed and the tears flowed. This had been a special place where I had grown in my relationship to Christ, developed valued friendships and committed myself to serve. How did it come to this?

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Why Stop a Great Work?
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2000
Karen teaches adult education in her church. Her classes are exciting. Despite her denomination’s support of gift-based roles for men and women, she is frequently questioned and criticized by a few who challenge — not the fruits of her labor, but whether women should even be fruitful. The more she tries to persuade her [...]

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Men are from Israel, Women are from Moab: Insights about the Sexes from the Book of Ruth
By: Shari Voigt | December 5, 2000
Men are from Israel, Women are from Moab: Insights about the Sexes from the Book of Ruth, written by Dr. Norm Wakefield and Jody Brolsma, takes a quick look at our gender stereotypes and discards them. Instead, they focus on how we can build one another up and nurture healthy relationships.

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