Welcome to CBE’s Library

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Light shines bright when the darkness is thick. Christians are meant to give off the fragrance of Jesus in the world, like air fresheners. And women throughout history have been at the forefront of the holy resistance to violence and hatred and death. This is a time for love to shine!

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Dr. Porter King provides a model of inclusive leadership and strategies that helps equip women to be advocates for themselves and each other, and tools for men to be advocates for women.

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One of the greatest challenges in Kenya is the resurgence of negative aspects of African cultural practices that are oppressive to women, such as female genital mutilation and polygamy. These are resurging because the Christian world-view has not taken root and Christian identity is not well defined. 

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Emily Onyango discusses the work of the African Church For Biblical Equality towards achieving mutuality of men and women in the church and society as a mark of Christian identity.

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Lisa Sharon Harper takes us back to the beginning with deep exploration of Genesis 1-3 and considers its profound implications on the lives and calling of women right now.

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This workshop explores how to grow a marriage relationship in which both parties have a voice and decisions are made jointly. We learn about relationships from our family of origin and then in marriage have a choice of what we will take from each of our family backgrounds.  

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Economically, teaching girls has the most significant impact of development funds, as seen in education and health outcomes. Come and hear inspiring stories of “education for liberation” from my experiences as a missionary teacher among the Maasai in Tanzania, East Africa. Beyond economics and development, this session develops the title’s theme with a biblical application from the Book of Ruth, incorporating intercultural interpretation and illustrated by stories of Tanzania women. 

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In this workshop, Jussi Suutari will discuss some verses (e.g. Eph. 5) that were important to him during over his own personal struggle with the Bible. The conflict grew out of hierarchical teachings he was hearing on some verses in Paul's letters. Since through his own Bible reading he was seeing the egalitarian overall message of the Bible, he was not able to understand the contradiction nor comprehend God's perspective on the issue. Hear Jussi's way out of the conflict. 

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Fatherhood is a sensitive issue for many Finns. How do we brake free from burdens and enjoy fatherhood? 

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We will get acquainted with the application of the texts addressed in the plenary in current situations. Is the theme still topical? What are the urgent questions emerged in the texts dealing with the condition of women in the church? What about our responses? 

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