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We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

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Does the egalitarian rejection of a hierarchical view of submission mean we don’t value biblical teaching? By no means! Egalitarians need to reclaim true, biblical submission that is rooted in love and service.

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Is God strong, vigilant, and manly? Or compassionate, merciful, and motherly? What if it’s both? Let’s explore more deeply the implications of the compassion of God for how we understand femininity and motherhood.

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Katharine Bushnell’s ministry among women trapped in sexual slavery has much to teach us. Boaz will share more in his workshop at CBE's 2022 International Conference.

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Framers and signatories of CBE’s flagship document, “Men, Women, and Biblical Equality,” describe the progress they’ve observed and their hopes for the future of the biblical egalitarian movement.

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We celebrate recent progress toward gender equality while keeping in mind the work yet to be done. The barriers to gender equality morph and evolve and require us to remain just as engaged as ever.

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Check out these recently published books that extend the biblical vision of equality throughout the church. From reflections on Exodus to American Christianity, there’s something for everyone!

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By paying attention to the context and specific word usage of 1 Corinthians 14, it becomes clear that Paul was not asking anyone—tongues-speakers, prophets, or women—to be quiet permanently.

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The ESV translation of Ephesians 4:13 only creates confusion in a complementarian setting. It causes some women to question whether they can become mature Christians to the extent that men can. And that’s not okay.

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We stand united in Christ to proclaim women’s dignity and purpose through accurate Bible translations, remembering that dehumanizing ideas about people lead to dehumanizing actions.

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