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It is good to bear in mind that traditions – whether Jewish or Christian – have not always stayed loyal to the biblical truth. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the value and status of women throughout the centuries.

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God is not male and neither is the Spirit, but one cannot avoid the fact that Jesus was male. Does this make any difference to how Christians should think about gender issues?

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How do we understand evangelical egalitarian scholarship and scholars? The idea includes interdependent Christian leaders in community serving Jesus while using the spiritual and natural gifts given each by God. We are envisioning something more than simply “Let the women participate,” or the opposite extreme: women now being the hierarchical leaders instead of men. We want to discuss creating opportunities for others, especially those underrepresented in the academy, so that women and men serve equally, interdependently, each leading by God’s gifting. This workshop will discuss some of the biblical principles important for ministry and present some examples, as well as include a practical brainstorming session.

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Are husbands supposed to be the head of the home? Can women preach or pastor a church? Are spiritual gifts and callings different for men than women? What does the Bible say about these important questions?

Dozens of internationally renowned teachers and pastors address these questions clearly and reliably in a new seven-video series.

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There is no question that sexism and patriarchy play a role in interpreting the Bible, but few scholars are willing to admit that they are guilty of such practice. In this lecture, Dr. Hübner outlines vivid examples of when biblical exegesis goes south because of an agenda to discriminate against women and maintain male dominance. 

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When pondering the nature or essence of being, we consider topics such as whether or not men and women are fundamentally different. However, in society and the church, this conversation has historically excluded women of color—particularly black women—who were often considered subhuman. Through a combination of storytelling and practical tools, participants will learn more about what it is like to be made in the image of God as a black woman in a society and Christian context that refuses to acknowledge that the imago Dei resides in her.

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The workshop reflects on and discusses the complex role of Bible translation in the dissemination of the good news of our salvation and liberation, and in championing gender equality. We will examine gender equality as a human dignity issue in our cultures, home, families, and churches! 

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This is a confidence workshop created to equip and edify men and women with the tools to empower each other. The goal of the workshop is to unleash the power of God that is within you, not by working for it, but by discovering that there is abundant power in being. It is in the discovery of being where God's glory shines the brightest.

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The exclusion of women from church leadership has often been justified by a misinterpretation of the New Testament household codes. Paul actually opposed the cultural relegation of women to a secondary status. In fact, the household codes’ treatment of women conveys the love and grace of the gospel, in contrast to the patriarchal hierarchy that dominated the first-century Greco-Roman world.

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CBE chapters are the primary way to cultivate biblical mutuality in your area. Wherever you live, there are like-minded individuals wanting, willing, and waiting for someone like you to strategically promote mutuality and foster community. This informative session gives you the tools and encouragement you need to successfully visualize, strategize, organize, and realize a robust CBE chapter. Whether you are simply considering a chapter, want to revitalize an existing chapter, or are involved in an active chapter, this session provides relevant resources for each level of chapter engagement. Please join us as we seek to equip you and your chapter in our shared mission of enlightening​ others regarding the importance of biblical equality/mutuality.

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