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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 2022

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 2022 Cover

Winter 2022

Volume: 29 | Number: 4

Jesus and Women

Each author in this issue shares fresh insights about Jesus and women. They help us see the women in the Gospels in a new light—and even Jesus in a new light, too.

Contents

Jesus Loves Me, a Woman, This I Know
By: Sarabeth Ng | December 19, 2022
Jesus is our ultimate model of women’s biblical equality. His life and teachings guide our commitment to the full equality of women and men in the home, church, and world.

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Unhiding the Women in the Parable of the Prodigal Son
By: Charel du Toit | December 19, 2022
Jesus’s first-century audience would have seen women in the parable of the prodigal son, even if Jesus did not name them. Wives, daughters, granddaughters, female slaves, and female servants were very present and important.

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Jesus Called Her
By: Margaret Mowczko | December 19, 2022
There are seven times in the Gospels where Jesus addresses a female character simply as “woman.” Today, this sounds abrupt, cold, and disrespectful. But Jesus’s “woman” conversations included wonderful things.

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Can the Sermon on the Mount Teach Us Anything About Women's Biblical Equality?
By: Michael Huffman | December 19, 2022
Juxtaposing related laws in the Torah with Jesus’s third, fourth, and fifth “You have heard” sayings from the Sermon on the Mount reveals important implications for women.

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Great Love: Reflections on Jesus's Inclusion of the Unnamed Woman
By: Grace Amarachukwu Obaigbona | December 19, 2022
Jesus had time for everyone. He included the women and men who were outcasts and rejected by society. Jesus saw them in the redemptive plan of God. How can we do the same?

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Resurrection Revelations: How Jesus Honoured Women and Men and Still Does
By: Jenny Sanders | December 19, 2022
Jesus appeared to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and to Mary Magdalene on the day he was resurrected. What can we learn from their encounters with our risen Savior?

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Rediscovering the Towering Faith of Mary Magdalene
By: Mimi Haddad | December 19, 2022
Mary Magdalene’s deliverance, devotion, and towering faith set an example for all of us to follow. She was outstanding among the men and women disciples.

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