Welcome to CBE’s Library

If we broaden our scope to a global and centuries-long view, it becomes clear that the church’s primary source of biblical interpretation and application has been preaching.

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One woman’s story about experiencing sexual abuse and sexism in the #ChurchToo, and how learning about consent from Jesus can show us how to reclaim our God-given bodily agency and have healthy relationships.

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Instead of allowing fairy tales to reinforce gender stereotypes, Christians can use them as an opportunity to show girls how they can live out the calling of all followers of Christ to follow in his footsteps.

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Like the parables of Jesus, these stories will open your eyes to see and your ears to hear the truths that are needed in our work for gender equality for all girls.

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She should never be silenced; she should be heard and believed. This will teach her that God hears her. She should never be judged for her upbringing or education. She should be loved and cared for as a child of God.

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These writers see a way forward for us to achieve true justice and full equality for all women and men. Let them lead us in our shared commitment to mutuality.  

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Academic

All of the articles in this issue were presented at conferences, and it also includes two book reviews.

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Known as the girl effect, researchers show that when communities esteem both males and females and invest in their potential equally, these communities are more likely to enjoy flourishing.

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What we believe, our theology, is not separate, not something we can compartmentalize away from how Christians minister to the problems of our world.

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As egalitarians, we must acknowledge the extra difficulties we are currently experiencing on top of the usual challenges of working toward mutuality in a culture which seems to assume traditional gender roles.

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