Welcome to CBE’s Library

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At CBE we call marriage “ground zero” for the debate about women’s places in the church and the home. We’ve found that understanding God’s design for a woman and a man in that relationship is essential for understanding how women and men can work together to further the gospel. If the two can’t stand on the same plane in a one-on-one relationship, how will they be able to treat each other as equals in a ministry environment?

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How can we recognize disciples of Jesus? Is it by their gender? Their authority? Their training? According to John 13:35, Jesus’ disciples are distinguished by their love.

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Who gets to be a human being in our day and age? This may seem like a silly question because the answer is so obvious—everyone! But we don’t have to go back too far in history to see that perfectly rational people have considered others less than fully human on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, or social status.

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CBE is dedicated to helping others locate their true identity and potential for ministry in Scripture’s teaching that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female (Gal. 3:28).

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The articles in this issue of Mutuality celebrate the rich contributions that women like Jesus’ mother Mary, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and women who use their preaching gifts have made to the church’s worship

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The trip took me and a dozen others from the US to Bangalore, a city in South India for a conference called “SIDE by SIDE—Gender from a Christian Perspective: Men and Women Dependent on Each Other (I Corinthians 11:11).” I was one of two board members who, along with three staff members, represented one of the sponsoring organizations, CBE. 

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Helping people find their own voices and use them is more valuable than being a spokesperson for them. Advocacy is more about being faithful to God’s call to love our neighbors than it is about fame. 

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Christians from around the world gathered in Denver to explore not only the biblical foundations of gift-based ministry, but also the biblical and theological basis for gender justice and Christian service.

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Women who are called to teach or preach face opposition to their ministries from people who believe that women’s role is to remain quiet in the church and submissive at home.

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In this issue of Mutuality, authors explore how role models can help people transition from conforming to gender-based roles to living out the equality we all share in Christ.

 

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