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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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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The odds are high that there are women in every church congregation who have experienced miscarriage. A church that supports women’s equality needs to be vocal about women’s embodied experience, including miscarriage

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In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: we have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image.

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How can the complementarian theology of the sexes not collapse if many complementarians themselves have agreed that their doctrine of a hierarchically ordered Trinity, on which they built so much, is heretical?

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Whether we realize it, the vestiges of courtship culture continue to loom large in many Christian communities, even egalitarian ones. What will it take for us to see equality as romantic? 

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Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

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In her introduction to Women in a Patriarchal World, Elaine Storkey reminds the reader of the important role that narrative theology has played in “both framing our doctrine and shaping our understanding of faith.”

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The Book of Eden: Genesis 2–3 by Bruce C. E. Fleming (based on the work of Joy Fleming, PhD, PsyD), is an excellent addition to the field of biblical gender studies.

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In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: we have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image.

KEEP READING