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In our quest for equality for women, egalitarians need to look at which women we are centering. Any egalitarian theology that assumes and centers white women’s experience over the experience of women of color is antithetical to the Gospel.

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Complementarian theology depends on distinct roles for women and men in marriage. This article explores how, in practice, these roles mean women and men are not equal, leaving women vulnerable to spiritual abuse by men.   

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CBE President Mimi Haddad looks toward 2021 with a commitment to join women of color in the struggle for equality and to elevate the important work that needs to be done at the intersection of racial equality and women’s equality.

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A seminary student explores questions about God-given hierarchy between women and men, including what the New Testament teaches about power, domination, and status to affirm God’s intent for women’s equality with men.

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This author tells the story of how her pastor sexually harassed her and how the church’s complementarian structure worked to protect him and discredit her and other victims.

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God gave me a rose, A delicate thing and beautiful, Trembling in the breath of God, Tearful in the showered rain.

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One man’s reflections on seeing men cry and our expectations for male emotions. This article also highlights how the church reinforces these unhealthy expectations and how gender equality could free men.

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Like Mary the Mother of Jesus, Christian men and women are called to bring Christ to the world.

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This summer, CBE International held our fourth annual writing contest! We received many quality, insightful submissions, making our job of picking these fifteen winners very difficult. 

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I urge you not to forget that the road to healing our church, marred by racial injustice, is not to alienate the voices and experiences of any member of the body of Christ.

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