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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.

Maternal love finds its origins in the heart of God. So when we see God only as male, as Father, we miss the chance to connect with the Mother heart of God and heal the mother-wounds in our souls.

Churches and Christian organizations need to examine their policies for mothers, especially maternity leave. We need to create generous provisions to care for the mothers who serve in our midst.

The domineering masculinity of American culture and the American church creates a distinct insecurity in men. This insecurity so bleeds out that men feel they must make others—particularly women—small.

The apostle Peter realized a few years after Pentecost that he would be opposing God if he held onto one of his preferences. We need to learn from Peter because his lessons are exactly what the church needs today.

At Easter, we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it meant for all of us—and for women in particular. We see women’s creational identity as image-bearers restored in the garden on Easter.

The impact of machismo and how men can learn to recognize and leverage their male privilege to create space for women in the church, lifting their voices and history.

There is a cloud of women witnesses who have gone before us and who are surely a great encouragement in our faith. Unfortunately, even our own seminaries overlook and misconstrue them.

In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.

Women's History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase women from all around the world. These books were written by women in different stages of life, with different experiences and perspectives.

The face of exploitation and abuse continues to be a woman. What role can the church play in helping everyone understand the value and equal place women have in the world?