Mutuality | Blog + Magazine

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Mutuality offers articles from diverse writers who share egalitarian theology and explore its intersection with everyday life.

Help! Our Babies Are Dying
Help! Our Babies Are Dying

This is an SOS call. We are in a state of emergency. And I am desperately crying out to my white sisters for help. I am writing on behalf of every Black mother, sister, grandma, aunt, cousin, wife.

Learning Solitude from Singles during a Pandemic
Learning Solitude from Singles during a Pandemic

Being a single adult during a global pandemic has been a very lonely experience. But in some ways, it has offered me an incredible gift—although it’s not the gift that most people assume.

Prayer and Social Justice
Prayer and Social Justice

Prayer leads Christ’s followers into the deepest places of human suffering. Here the church becomes the church militia—toppling injustice with the weapons of prayer, service, resistance, and community building.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Tips for Egalitarian Marriages and Families in a Pandemic
Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Tips for Egalitarian Marriages and Families in a Pandemic

As egalitarians, we must acknowledge the extra difficulties we are currently experiencing on top of the usual challenges of working toward mutuality in a culture which seems to assume traditional gender roles.

Reforming Mentor Relationships by Rereading Genesis 1–3
Reforming Mentor Relationships by Rereading Genesis 1–3

This contextual reading notes that Jesus’s death on the cross, represented by Eve’s offspring crushing the head of the serpent, frees humankind from sin’s consequences and reorders concepts of male dominion for all time.

Who First Told the Bible’s Stories and Why it Matters
Who First Told the Bible’s Stories and Why it Matters

Oral tradition is important for an egalitarian understanding of the Bible—its origins, development, nature, and relevance—because women were among the key players in this stage of the Bible’s development.

A mother breastfeeding her newborn
Christ Our Mother?: What Motherhood Reveals About the Love of God

Julian rightly sees something significant in the loving act of a mother giving birth that can help us to better grasp how deep and wide God’s love is for all of God’s children.

The back of two women as they lean on each other and gaze at a city view
A Tale of Two Sisters: Finding Our Place at the Table

My sister, Becky, was seven years older than me, and trying to prove myself as smart and beautiful as she was would capture my attention well into my twenties. Becky was a wonderful older sister.

A group of kids playing a boy vs. girl game of tug of war in the grass
Drop the Rope: What We Don’t Notice about Patriarchy

In my experience, the belief that white men are superior to people of color and white women is the boulder that these two groups are yelling over and collectively ignoring most of the time.

Abstract painting of a woman facing the silhouette of a man
Christ Is Risen: The Nonsense of a Hysterical Woman

How did Mary enter the popular imagination as the femme fatale with a checkered past, made demure and modest by her encounter with Christ? The answer is complicated, but it has much to do with the erasure of other women.