Welcome to CBE’s Library

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There is a pressing need for the UK and US church to address how porn dehumanizes and exploits women and to recognize how resources meant to address porn use have centered the male gaze and perpetuated rape culture.

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Is it wrong to call God “Mother”? Can moms be a strong example of how God loves us? One writer returns to the text to find out by mining the feminine attributes for God given to the Israelites.

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Continually referring to God as “he” (though admitting God has no gender), slowly etches patriarchy on our souls. Without realizing it, I began to internalize the idea that God was male. 

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Jessica Johnson, an anthropologist with no religious affiliation, finds the ethos and orientation at Mars Hill as incarnating “biblical porn” (hence the title of her book).

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And so it is that most Bible readers, even those who know the Gospels well, have never paused to ponder that in Luke’s triad of images for God, one of the three is a woman.

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What the research says about why some men harass while other's don't. And what churches can do about it.

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The pervasiveness of abuse was made evident with the #MeToo movement this year and awareness swelled as Christians added their voices with #ChurchToo and the more recent #SilenceIsNotSpiritual—a statement calling the church to end silence on gender-based violence.

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Recently, my husband courageously wrote about his own journey toward the realization that sexual aggression toward women is not about his own moral purity, but about the worth and value of women. He was responding to his colleague’s story of a man’s verbal sexual aggression toward her just two weeks ago–in church.

 
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Babies love contrasting colors, repetition, and music. Some brilliant people realized this attraction and created baby sensory videos. My granddaughter has a few favorites.

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There is a cost to benching half the church. There is a cost to consuming porn. There is a cost to marginalizing women. There is a cost to the betraying silence of the church. And ultimately, the cost is women’s lives.

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