Welcome to CBE’s Library

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When talking about marriage, Christians often focus on the New Testament. Rarely mentioned is the Old Testament couple Manoah and his wife, parents to Samson, who offer us a glimpse at God's design for marriage.  

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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.

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

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

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

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Lament can offer us a way to enter into and face the painful histories of racism and sexism.

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Galatians 3:28 offers a vision of a community that models intersectional mutuality in Christ, where an enslaved Gentile woman and a free Jewish man were considered one and shared full authority in the community of believers.

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We believe in women and men’s shared leadership in marriage and ministry, but what does this look like in practice? Here are some lessons from one woman’s shared ministry leadership with her husband. 

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To read Priscilla’s story through a lens of male-only leadership diminished her calling and also Paul’s. It also obstructs, demeans, and even abuses God’s welcome to women leaders and their male allies then and now!

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