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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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Womanist scholars have developed methodologies for addressing Black women’s ongoing daily oppressions due to the systems and structures of discrimination because of gender, race, and class.

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In this article, we will observe how the Shunammite woman reacts to her situation with an interpretive lens that is similar to womanist thinking; her story can be found in 2 Kings 4:8–37.

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CBE book club members reflect on their journeys with Defiant through the many questions we considered and the next steps that flowed from reading this powerful book.

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Because egalitarians understand how women have been muted in the church, we can help support Black women and give them a voice in the church and civil rights movement. The church must create spaces for Black women to lead and be heard.

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Last week, we published the first part of our interview with Kelley Nikondeha, author of our summer book club pick. We continue the conversation today and hear more about mutuality, freedom, and how readers have responded. (Part 2)

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This summer we are reading Kelley Nikondeha’s latest book Defiant. Kelley graciously agreed to let us get to know her a little better and hear more about the book from her perspective. (Part 1)

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Enter CBE’s Writing Contest! We’re passionate about giving everyone in our community an opportunity to use their gifts to dismantle theological patriarchy in the home, church, and world.

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My commitment to the biblical principles of equality meant that I needed to change my behavior and work toward permanent change. It’s a change that I think all men can work toward as well.

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