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Close up of a father kissing his son on the cheek as he is holding him.

The Christian masculinity movement isn’t helping men or women. It’s damaging young men, and their relationships with others, and it’s distracting us from what should be our true focus—discipleship and imitating Christ.

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Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020

This article will consider how the coming of the kingdom of God provides “an alternative ordering of society” regarding women in community and leadership

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The back of an older couple sitting on a bench that overlooks mountains.

As we approached our 45th wedding anniversary, my husband was no longer the kind, sweet man I met in college many years before.

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Composite of four of the books on this list.

This list comprises some CBE staff favorites and picks from our bookstore that we wanted to highlight. Add these books to your 2020 reading list, and you’ll be off to an empowered and inspired year.

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Various women that have spoke this year.

God’s risen presence led CBE’s community throughout this year and awakened new empathy and resolve in us to balance power between men and women. I hope the stories I share inspire your faith as they have mine.

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Young Middle Eastern girl.

We invite you to journey with our writers as they rediscover Mary through theology, personal reflection, and real-world experiences with those who can give us insight into Mary.

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Mosaic of Mary and Gabriel.

I recently saw a meme of the Virgin Mary with the words “well-behaved women make history” on it. The meme was a pushback on the pithy saying, “well-behaved women rarely make history.” 

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Painting of Mary dancing at the wedding in Cana.

We have put you on a pedestal,
scattered petals at your marble feet.
Entombed now in stone,
once their warm flesh danced in Cana

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Young mom on a couch with her baby as she looks at a laptop.

God called Mary to something much greater than her social location. I find it comforting to note that she was called “highly favored” before she said yes to God. It wasn’t her obedience that made her highly favored. 

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Pink background with a monochromatic statue of Mary.

One Sunday, about a year ago, I was visiting a new church. It was December, and the pastor was preaching about Mary. I was surprised by how well he positioned Mary as an equal to the congregation—neither meek nor superhuman.

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