fbpx New Resource Library Page | CBE

Welcome to CBE’s Library

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

Let’s create retreats rooted in unity and equality, whose discussions and keynote sessions are more memorable than the crafts and competitions that guided them.

KEEP READING

The issue of women’s ordination overshadows the unrestricted use of gifts in the church. Opportunities to use our gifts are still doled out based on sexist gender ideologies of what it means to be a woman or a man.

KEEP READING

Even as egalitarians, our conversations about abuse in the church are often laced with patriarchy, centering men as authoritative even though they are not the primary victim.

KEEP READING

What can anatomic pathology teach us about women’s equality? The importance of considering the bigger picture before becoming fixated on little details.

KEEP READING

Crisscrossing both testaments, gender balance looks at the Bible in a way clearly contained within the text itself. It tempers patriarchy. It offers solace to those wounded by misogyny. It invites study and comparison.

KEEP READING

Patriarchal beliefs in American evangelicalism regarding women and men’s roles are pervasive—even in egalitarian churches. This helps explain the exodus that begins when a woman enters a church as pastor.

KEEP READING

Jesus had female disciples, and there’s a reason they weren’t included in “The Twelve.” Hint: it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t approve of women as church leaders.

KEEP READING

Amid the patriarchy of the ancient world, early Christianity had a particularly liberating and redemptive place for women, one significant enough to be mentioned by Christianity’s first major critic, the second-century philosopher Celsus.

KEEP READING

Women’s ordination and inclusion as leaders within the early church can be seen clearly when we explore how women participated in Jesus’ ministry, with specific attention to Acts 9:1–2.

KEEP READING

The fifth annual CBE Writing Contest winners are here! You can meet each of them today. Their award-winning articles will be published in the coming months.

KEEP READING