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Making the case that women’s equality is a biblical imperative that helps all people thrive


Welcome to CBE!

CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality) advances the gospel by equipping Christians to use their God-given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class.

CBE, a 501c3 nonprofit, is supported by a community that believes the Bible, properly interpreted, calls women and men to lead and serve as equals, based on Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28, Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 3:16, Ephesians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 7:4, 1 Corinthians 11:11, 1 Timothy 2:11-15, 1 Timothy 3: 1-15, Acts 2: 16-17, Romans 16:1-7


Monday, November 16, 3:45 – 6:30 PM (America/Chicago) – ETS Women’s Networking Event

Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 – 6:25 pm (America/Chicago) – Evangelicals and Gender Panel 1: Mimi Haddad will join John DelHousaye to moderate the Evangelicals and Gender panel on the topic of gender essentialism.

Friday, November 20, 7:30 – 8:25 pm (America/Chicago) – Evangelicals and Gender Panel 2: Mimi Haddad will join John Delhousaye to moderate a second Evangelicals and Gender panel on gender-related topics.

Free Resources

Book Drawing

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Everyone who enters will also receive a free copy of an evaluation tool designed to help churches uncover subtle sexism that they may not be aware of.

Video Lectures

Revisiting Eden: Genesis 2 as a Description of the Creation Story “From Below” by Havilah Dharamraj

The Story of Us: Why Talking about Mutuality Matters by Joy Moore

Women and Their Roles in the New Testament by Ben Witherington

Women’s Ordination as Pastors: A Middle Eastern Perspective by Anne Zaki

Biblical Foundation for Mutual Submission by Phil Payne

Audio Lectures

Gender Language in Bible Translations: From KJV to NIV by John R. Kohlenberger III

Bible Translation and Justice by John R. Kohlenberger III

Where Did All These Men Come From?: A Defense of Gender-Accurate Bible Translation by Jeff Miller

Gender Language in Worship by Jeff Miller

Saved Through Childbearing: 1 Timothy 2:15 as a Hermeneutical Caveat by Jeff Miller

Biblical Foundation for Mutual Submission by Phil Payne


Man as the Image and Glory of God, and Woman as the Glory of Man: Perspicuity or Ambiguity? By Lucy Peppiatt

First Timothy 2:12, the Ordination of Women, and Paul’s Use of Creation Narratives by John Jefferson Davis

Incarnation, Trinity, and the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood by John Jefferson Davis

Connect with CBE

Learn about CBE’s 2021 international conference in the UK next summer. In this video, keynote speakers Andrew Bartlett, Lucy Peppiatt, and Steve Holmes consider the spiritual and social consequences of theological patriarchy.

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