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Lexi Friesen
Most commonly known as an author and researcher, Halee Gray Scott (PhD) also teaches seminary courses, is married and has two daughters. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Christian Education Journal, Books and Culture, Gifted for Leadership, and Breakfast Reading. In 2014, her book Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women was released by Zondervan. She is an advocate for living each day to the fullest as she believes too many people can’t seem to get past the disappointments and heartbreaks in life. As she states on her website (hgscott.com), “I write about living well because I believe we have enough monsters in the world and not enough heroes.” Lexi Friesen: How did advocating for women’s leadership become a pas... Read more
Lexi Friesen
Grace Church began in 1991 near Indianapolis and has grown into a mega-church of about 6,000 weekly attendees. Their vision for an electric, passionate church has helped allow Grace Church to expand into a second location. On February 9, 2014, Grace Church boldly adopted an egalitarian stance on women in church leadership and people of their congregation and across the globe have been encouraged by their stance. We got in touch with Tim Ayers, the teaching pastor at Grace Church to learn more about the changes that have been made to their church currently and what these changes will mean for Grace Church as they move forward.   LEXI FRIESEN: What were the driving forces behind changing Grace Church’s stance to support women in leadership? TIM AYERS: About ten years ago... Read more
From the Editor: What follows is an interview with Rena Pederson. Pederson is a world-renowned journalist and author, having interviewed such leaders as Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, Julia Child, Jane Goodall, and several US presidents. Her latest book shares the unbelievable story of Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi. I first encountered Rena's voice in the soft, newspaper like pages of her book, The Lost Apostle. That was back in 2011 when God was starting to spin the wheel on my journey to uncover the truth about the women of the Bible. Rena's book was a significant part of my journey and her friendly writing style reminded me of a big sister. It wasn't until a few years later that I first contacted her. I was sitting around... Read more
"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”    — John 11:25-26 NIV All of us from The CBE Scroll wish you a blessed Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who makes all things new! It is only through him that CBE’s ministry is even possible and we praise God so much for all of our friends and supporters. May the Lord continue to bring us all to a fuller understanding of the gospel as we realize the call to serve for all men and women! Read more
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all wh... Read more