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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.

The church needs to do better in caring for the mental and physical health of mothers. A thorough understanding of Genesis 1 and 3 will help build a framework from which to act.

This issue of Mutuality invites you to wrap yourself in the quilt of motherhood. Let us learn how to honor the varying embodied experiences of motherhood in all its forms.

Studying the mother metaphors of God in Scripture helps us see how mothers can and do reflect God’s attributes.

What do Communion and breastfeeding have in common? Spiritual insights from one mother who has found great parallels between her journey as a mother and Jesus’s bodily sacrifice.

One woman shares her church experience during her struggle with infertility. Her experience indicates a larger problem in the church: Christians still teach that motherhood is the ultimate fulfillment of biblical womanhood.

A poem meditating on how all women can influence—mother—the church toward gender equality.

There is a void in our pulpits and theology because we do not hear from pastors who are mothers. One pastor shares two sermon themes that have been burning in her bones since she became a mother.

A Black woman’s struggle to develop her identity as a wife, mother, and Christian inside the white evangelical church. Plus, how she has found healing after leaving.

A pastor shares the difficulties of being pregnant while pastoring a church. She also shares seven tips for how churches can better serve their pregnant staff and especially pregnant pastors.

Would a women’s church strike change men’s perception of women? Many women want full equality but aren’t prepared to fight for it. We can learn much from the women of Putney, Iceland, and the Catholic church in Germany.