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CBE President's Speaking Engagements

July 21, 2017 - July 21, 2017
The apostle Paul has been the most frequently cited authority restricting women from shared leadership not only in ministry but also in marriage and service to the world. Those who rely on Paul in challenging women’s equal voice and agency often overlook not only the many examples of women leaders building the church beside Paul but also his theological emphasis on newness of life in Christ. This workshop at CBE's 2017 international Conference, "Mutual By Design" will show how 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14: 34-35 are eddies off the stream of Paul’s egalitarian teachings and practices. Learn more about CBE's international Conference in Orlando by visiting our "Mutual by Design" page.
May 06, 2017 - May 06, 2017
CBE Houston is hosting a dinner conversation with Dr. Mimi Haddad, president of CBE and adjunct professor at Fuller, and Dr. Todd Still, Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean and holder of the William M. Hinson Chair of Christian Scriptures at Baylor University's Truett Seminary. The community dinner will be held at Kasra's Persian Grill on Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 pm. We will ordering off the menu. Please make sure to ask for a separate check with your meal! All are welcome to join CBE for this meal, so please feel free to invite your friends and family. The more the merrier! We hope to see you there! 
May 01, 2017 - May 01, 2017
On Monday, May 1, Dr. Mimi Haddad will address a group of female Ridley College students at an informal dinner. She will share some of her own experiences in writing in academia and encourage the students to develop and use their own voices. 
April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017
The web has created enormous capacity for dialogue yet research shows most online communities reinforce stereotypes. How can the body of Christ challenge the devaluation of people based on gender and skin color?
April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.
April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.
April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Unlike today, Christian theologians have, through the ages, used feminine metaphors for God without apology. For them, this language was not only biblical but theologically rich in communicating the immanence and transcendence of God. By avoiding this language do we minimize the depth of our understanding of God? This lecture will consider the nature of language, the metaphors used of God, and the wisdom of relying only on masculine metaphors for people.
April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Christians working to end sex slavery recognize the crucial role churches have in reading Scripture without a male bias. Since the 1800s, Christians have challenged theological patriarchy as essential to their humanitarian work. This lecture will consider how the church developed a theology of abolition in concert with its humanitarian work and how theology has implications for Christian humanitarians today
April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017
As a child of immigrant parents, I often found myself negotiating three cultures and languages simultaneously. My parents were grateful to raise their daughters in a country where “women could become whatever they wanted,” yet the evangelical church was less than welcoming to women such as me. Through it all, the influence of patriarchy, culturally and theologically, continually challenged my sense of value and vocation. My greatest joy and liberation came through my journey with God as an egalitarian activist.
April 21, 2017 - May 20, 2017
This course explores the leadership, theological contributions and experiences of women from the Old Testament period through the twentieth century. In each era, we will also consider the historical, theological, and philosophical assumptions and events that supported, or more often, limited the fullest participation of women’s gifts and leadership in church and religious life. As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today. The course will be taught over 3 w...

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