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    Diversity Works: Celebrating Diversity in the Leadership of the Early Church

    Diversity Works: Celebrating Diversity in the Leadership of the Early ChurchThe following is the President’s Column from the Autumn 2013 issue of Mutuality, titled “Equality Across Every Continent.” If you like what you read, consider subscribing or purchasing a CBE membership.  Mimi Haddad is the president of Christians for Biblical Equality. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary. Follow her on Twitter @Mimi_CBE. Few of us will forget the great recession that began in 2007, when poor [more]

    The Scroll Links Up 4/11/14

    The Scroll Links Up 4/11/14 Here's this week's installment of The Scroll Links Up: the post where we highlight posts from around the web that proclaim biblical equality for men and women in the church and home. Enjoy! A New Book That Sets the Sisters Free! (Frank Viola interviews Felicity Dale) The book will set many women free, inspiring them to serve the Lord unhindered. It will also educate many men to understand how the Lord views our sisters in His service.   The [more]

    Sanctification

    Sanctification “The guys just don’t feel like they would be able to lead you spiritually,” Ryan, one of my best friends at my small Christian college, turned and said to me gently. It was January of sophomore year, and on a late night drive the conversation had turned to me, and whether or not I was the object of anyone in our larger friend group’s affections. Ryan quickly spoke up, explaining how my relationship with the [more]

    Tie-Breaker

    Tie-Breaker“Wives, submit to your husbands,” says Ephesians 5:22. Just be careful not to commit idolatry while you’re submitting. The complementarians I know insist that husbands and wives should listen to each other and make big decisions together. The purpose, they say, of Paul’s instruction to wives is to prevent paralysis in decision-making. If the husband and wife face an important decision and they cannot agree, then the wife should yield to her husband’s view. This is [more]

    The Scroll Links Up 4/4/14

    The Scroll Links Up 4/4/14Welcome to the second edition of the weekly CBE Scroll Links Up, where we point you to blog posts around the web proclaiming biblical equality*. It's amazing how wide and deep is the community of believers who are committed to gender equality in the church and home. It is such an encouragement to me, and I hope to you too, to read the various perspectives and stories from ordinary people passionate about mutuality. There were [more]

    On Submitting to One Another

    On Submitting to One AnotherThe idea of submission is neither a cultural norm nor an accepted virtue. The human heart, untouched by God's grace in salvation, naturally wants things its way and the voice of culture screams to us at every turn that getting what we want is most important. Scripture, however, tells us that we live in a kingdom “not of this world” (John 18:36) and this other-worldly kingdom is set into motion by Jesus’ example of submission, [more]

    Rebekah: The Guardian and Protector of Israel

    Rebekah: The Guardian and Protector of IsraelI’ve grown up in the church all my life and have always heard Rebekah talked about in a negative light. Teachers and leaders have called her manipulative, deceptive, and lacking in submission to God and to her husband. Tradition has not been kind to Rebekah and I believe she is one of the most misrepresented and misunderstood women of the Bible. I hereby dedicate this post to my hero and to my mentor, Rebekah. This is [more]

    The Scroll Links Up 3/28/14

    The Scroll Links Up 3/28/14We are launching a weekly roundup of blog posts from around the web that advocate for gender equality from a biblical perspective*. From time to time we'll also highlight top posts from The CBE Scroll as well. We hope that by curating these posts and linking up with other bloggers, we'll be able to celebrate the wide community of Christians who promote and proclaim mutuality. On Changing Theology: When I Opposed Women in Ministry, by Suzanne Burden [more]

    I am Sarah, Fully Human

    I am Sarah, Fully Human"Perhaps it is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never known a man like this Man...who never mapped out their sphere for them, never urged them to be feminine or jeered at them for being female; who had no axe to grind and no uneasy male dignity to defend; who took them as he found them and was completely unselfconscious. But we might easily [more]

    Male and Female: One Image, One Purpose

    Male and Female: One Image, One PurposeThe following is the President’s Column from the Spring 2014 issue of Mutuality, titled “Masculinity.” If you like what you read, consider subscribing or purchasing a CBE membership. Mimi Haddad is the president of Christians for Biblical Equality. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary. Follow her on Twitter @Mimi_CBE. Have you ever wondered why, when a friend announces they’re expecting a child, your first [more]

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Special offer for Scroll readers to have a year’s E-membership of CBE which entitles you to PDF versions of the latest Priscilla Papers and Mutuality as well as discounts on conference prices and bookshop items. CBE has a special price until the end of this week ($18 e-memberships), but if you are one of the first five […]

“When We Need Women Behind the Pulpits”

CBE’s Northern Colorado chapter recently shared this blog post at their chapter meeting: http://seeprestonblog.com/2013/02/when-we-need-women-behind-the-pulpits/ “Shall we say to this one, keep silent and to this one, speak, when it is God who opens mouths and God who stirs hearts and God who gives winged words to those things we know not even to pray?” What do you […]

Role or Rank ?

One of the basic tenets of Complementarianism is that men and women have equal value and worth as human beings made in the image of God.  Complementarians also state that men and women have different roles in the home and in the church.  Some even say that men and women have different roles in broader […]

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What Are You Looking For?

Recently I was in need of a certain book. I don’t own the book, and after a brief unfruitful search I gave up. Later that day, I walked by an office ten feet from mine and saw the book on a shelf just inside the office’s open door. I borrowed it and quickly found what […]

Effective Preaching

As a whole, the church seems to have an inadequate theology on preaching. Preaching, we’re implicitly told, is standing behind a pulpit and delivering a three point, thirty minute sermon. All three features (location, methodology, and time) seem to be rather important in defining when a person actually preaches. Thus, when a woman stands somewhere […]

Just Like Dad

When I was a child, I wanted to be just like my dad.  He was a preacher, and I loved watching him preach.  Hearing his voice fill the sanctuary, hearing the people cry “Amen!” as the Spirit moved.  Something about it all thrilled me.  I couldn’t name this desire, I just knew that I wanted […]

A woman without her man

I recently came across the following anecdote:    An English professor asked his students to punctuate the following sentence:       “A woman without her man is nothing.”      All of the males in the class wrote:      “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”      All of the females in the class wrote:      “A […]