Welcome to CBE’s Library

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We’d like to thank all the gifted writers who participated. Thank you for being brave, vulnerable, and gutsy with your stories and insights. Thank you for being way-criers for peace, healing, justice, equality, and freedom. We honor your gifts, stories, and courage.

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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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CBE asked its founders and leaders, along with leading scholars from CBE’s early years to share some of their memories and their hopes for the future. Here are a few of their responses…

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This issue of Priscilla Papers is a celebration of its ten-year anniversary. It is a compilation consisting of articles from the first ten years of the journal. 

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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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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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We wanted to gather a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, the present, and the future of the egalitarian movement. But I’d like to take a brief moment to begin to imagine where we might go in the future.

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Women's History Month is all about focusing on the ways women have been intregral players in history, whether we know about them or not. It's also a good time to stop and take note of our reading (or listening or watching) habits in terms of gender. Who are you reading regularly? Do you need to put some diversity in your to-read list?

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Genesis 29:25 is one of the Bible’s more startling verses: “When morning came, there was Leah!” (NIV). Have you ever wondered how Jacob could not know—for the better part of a day and all of a night—that he had married Leah instead of Rachel? Surely several factors were at work, and just as surely one factor was Leah’s veil. This unusual event prompts my thinking: Much like the literal veiling of Leah caused her to be obscured and overlooked, the figurative veiling of many other biblical women sometimes hides them from our view.

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This issue of Priscilla Papers opens with a sermon by Tracey Stringer, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at New City Church of Los Angeles. It is a Mother’s Day sermon, and we have printed it here so it will be available in time for Mother’s Day.

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