Welcome to CBE’s Library

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

A deeper understanding of how the Finnish and German languages approach pronouns helps us see that it is possible to move past the nuances of language to the universal message of the Gospel.

KEEP READING

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.

KEEP READING

Hidden preconceptions cloud the behavior and language of our lives. One place this is clear is in how male pronouns and language dominate the language of educational settings, society, and the church.

KEEP READING

The Bible is full of vivid maternal descriptions of God, yet many of us are still uncomfortable using maternal language to talk about God or to God. Reclaiming God’s feminine attributes helps us grow closer to God.

KEEP READING

We in the church have the responsibility to lead the charge in revolutionizing our misuse of gendered language. We have the clearest picture of how gender relations should be. We have the power to change the narrative.

KEEP READING

As we follow Jesus, let us also expose and challenge the logic of patriarchy. May we lament the church’s complicity with dominance, and may we pursue authentic peace, humbly and persistently as Christ did.

KEEP READING

The story of Ruth can offer us a way forward into God’s redemptive loving-kindness.

KEEP READING

The story of one historical woman can offer a glimpse of how Christian expectations on women varied based on their race.

KEEP READING

The spiritual practice of lament can offer us the path to full liberation from interlocking oppressions.

KEEP READING