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

Cover of Spring 2020 Issue of Mutuality
Volume 27
Number 1
What Holds Us Together

In this issue CBE gathered a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, present, and future of the movement to advocate for the inherent equality of women and men, regardless of race, class, or ethnicity, and for God’s vision of mutuality in the home, the church, and the world.


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A Faithful Future

We wanted to gather a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, the present, and the future of the egalitarian movement. But I’d like to take a brief moment to begin to imagine where we might go in the future.

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Encouragement for Women in Ministry

I am writing this article largely because women whom I respect have encouraged me to let my voice be heard. It is far easier for egalitarian men to avoid the subject, since it is so controversial and heated.

Photo of Lillian Trasher surrounded by children at her orphanage
Nile Mother: The Story of Lillian Trasher

Lillian Trasher aimed to serve “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40). Her orphanage in Egypt took in abandoned children with physical disabilities and illnesses as well as vulnerable widows.

Barbara and Chris Lamos
"Let Us Not Become Weary in Doing Good": Wisdom from One Advocate to Another

In this issue, we wanted to hear from egalitarians across the movement to highlight the importance of working together to accomplish our mission of dismantling theological patriarchy.

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A Rhetorical History: Listening to Our Preaching Foremothers

I offer here a history of preaching rhetoric with the hope of encouraging women whose calling is the pulpit. We will explore how women have proven their preaching authority and constructed their sermons across time.

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It’s Not Only Woman’s Work

The only way to stop oppression is to end the oppressor mindset. Women can't do that by dressing modestly or being friendlier. That duty begins and ends with the oppressor. Men.

Book Review text with cover of The Gospel According to Eve
The Gospel According to Eve

What The Gospel According to Eve tells us is that throughout the entire history of the church, individuals have been fighting to show that female subordination cannot be supported by Scripture.

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To a Woman in the Ministry, from the Grandmothers in Her Church

You are doing
what we could not do
because we did
​what we could.

Founders of CBE
The Power of CBE’s Founders

God gave our founders the talent, strength, and wisdom they needed to promote mutuality in compelling ways, especially among those who believed affirming women’s leadership ignored the teachings of Scripture.