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African American couple talking at a coffee shop.

We in the church who continue to enforce the Billy Graham rule have fostered an atmosphere of distrust, not giving godly men and women the credit they deserve for doing the right thing.

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Woman with a rainbow behind her standing in desert terrain leaning back with her eyes closed.

The same year my husband was in the process of enlisting in the military, I was studying the Bible with a group of women on Wednesday evenings.

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Woman on a motorcycle going down the highway

“When you grow up, you can be anything you want to be; anything God desires you to be, no matter who you are,” the director of ministries said. 

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Cover of The #MeToo Reckoning

The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse and assault in every sphere of society, including the church. But victims are routinely ignored by fellow Christians who deny their accounts and fail to bring accountability to the perpetrators. All too often, churches have been complicit in protecting abusers, reinforcing patriarchal power dynamics, and creating cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence. Pastor and survivor Ruth Everhart shines a light on the prevalence of sexual abuse and misconduct within faith communities.

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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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7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership

For the first time in modern history, God is placing women in strategic positions of influence and leadership within the church, public, corporate, charity, and voluntary sectors, in unprecedented numbers. Women are called to flourish in these arenas. However, there are significant external and internal issues that hinder women in leadership in unique ways.

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