Welcome to CBE’s Library

Tip: to find an exact phrase or title, enclose it in quotation marks.

Educated: A Memoir is a story about surviving familial trauma as well as the transformation of a young woman as she becomes liberated from the oppressive beliefs and traditions of her childhood. 

KEEP READING
image

Seguimos fundamentando a través de una incorrecta, sesgada y hasta “convenida” interpretación bíblica estos patrones discriminadores e inequitativos, que a la postre propician una desvalorización de la mujer, relegándola hasta el plano de “cosificarla”. (Spanish)

KEEP READING
image

I believe the church fails to oppose injustice when it bases its beliefs on incorrect, distorted, and convenient interpretations of Scripture that allow the devaluation and objectification of women.

KEEP READING

The term “priest of the home” is an attempt to put more leadership, control, and responsibility on men, stripping women of the equal access Christ died for. This term, which never appears in Scripture, is an attempt to uphold patriarchy, a sad reality women have endured ever since the fall.

KEEP READING
image

A group of colleagues and I first traveled to the Congo in 2007 to conduct conferences on abuse. We were shocked at the extent of patriarchy and resultant mistreatment of women.

KEEP READING

Women in the Church is a dangerous book which should not have been published because, while it appears to be scholarly, it actually teems with historical and theological errors and also emotional subjectivity. Alan G. Padgett has provided a critical rebuttal to Women in the Church in the Winter 1997 issue of Priscilla Papers. I refer readers to his technical refutation of the key themes of Women in the Church. I will highlight other problems with the book and critique its basic tone.

KEEP READING

Giles, a longtime egalitarian, establishes what the Bible actually teaches by critiquing biblical arguments for the permanent subordination of women; in other words, Giles critiques complementarian theology and methodology.

KEEP READING

Finland is one of the most gender-equal societies in the world, but I had the same experience with gender roles in the evangelical church in Finland that I later had in a US evangelical church after I moved there. Women are still pressed to the sidelines of the evangelical church, no matter how egalitarian the surrounding secular culture.

KEEP READING

There is an ongoing debate in the church around the role and nature of women. Two groups aim to answer this question, each very differently: complementarians and egalitarians.

KEEP READING

Bitches, Bunnies, Chicks, Heifers, Vixens, Shrews, Women. Are you offended by anything in this list? If so, why? Is it the mention of a certain derogatory term for women that also means “female dog”? Is it the implication that women are less than human and belong in the category of animals? 

KEEP READING