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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine

The print + digital magazine of CBE International

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

The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

As women progress toward equality in the church, with more and more denominations affirming women in full ministry, some subtle barriers hang on, easily unseen by those they don’t affect. Gaslighting is one of them.

How do you cultivate a healthy marriage based in partnership and equality? Patient conversations, expressing individual needs, intentionally engaging outside the home, and pursuing your core values are four areas of focus.

We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

Time to write! The sixth annual CBE Writing Contest is open until Sept. 15, 2022. This contest is open to all Christian egalitarians who are passionate about the intersection of egalitarian theology and everyday life. 

Does the egalitarian rejection of a hierarchical view of submission mean we don’t value biblical teaching? By no means! Egalitarians need to reclaim true, biblical submission that is rooted in love and service.

Is God strong, vigilant, and manly? Or compassionate, merciful, and motherly? What if it’s both? Let’s explore more deeply the implications of the compassion of God for how we understand femininity and motherhood.

Is the debate over women’s function in the church an issue of theology and roles assigned by God, or is it an issue of culture, power, and value? Reflections on sexism and racism inspired by Floyd E. Rose.

A ministry of reconciliation exposes our deep-seated sin—including the sins of racism and sexism. Let us examine our churches to find out if those in power are treating the historically disadvantaged poorly.

What it’s like to be an unmarried woman in today’s church—and four ideas to better include single women in the life of the church.

The startling reality for many women in ministry in egalitarian churches and organizations is that misogyny and patriarchy are still at work.