January 2021

Happy New Year!

CBE joins you in welcoming the new year! We will continue to cast our vision for CBE in 2021, working to break down patriarchal standards and beliefs, reaching people across denominations and the world. In moving into 2021, President Mimi Haddad reflects in her most recent blog post, "We face 2021 with minds fixed on Christ’s reconciliation and Paul’s example and teachings in guiding our work." 

You are invited to get involved. The winter issue of CBE's magazine, Mutuality, is now available online. Check out books we recommend in CBE’s Favorite Books of 2020. In CBE's expanding online platform, join a chapter, our prayer team, head to our virtual bookstore, and listen to podcast episodes coming out this month. 


Around CBE

President Mimi Haddad

Fuller Faculty Presentation: Mimi will virtually lead “How Patriarchy Distorts Divine & Human Ontology” for the Fuller faculty coming up this month. 

Freedom Road Lectures: Mimi will lead three webinars on how patriarchy has exploited the teachings and practices of Christianity from the early centuries to the present day. The webinars are planned for February and March—click here for updates. 

Mutuality Matters Podcast: "Is Gender Equality a Reform Movement,” based on Mimi’s contributions to Global Voices on Biblical Equality: Women and Men Ministering Together in the Church, will be posted here soon.

Between the Creation Podcast: Exploring theology, Scripture, Christianity, and culture, Mimi will consider gender equality from a biblical perspective. Watch for this podcast here

Blog Post: Forget 2020? Never! is Mimi's new blog post, recapping tragedies of last year and sharing, "The path to wholeness and reconciliation requires lament, repentance, and turning to God for deliverance."

Organization Updates

End of Year Recap: Did you miss CBE's End of Year Celebration? Join us on Zoom Monday, January 18 at 6 PM CST to recap 2020. Join the Zoom meeting here and enter the password 852713. We look forward to seeing you!

Greek Reading Club: Interested in joining a one-one Greek self-study group for monthly readings of the Greek NT, Apostolic Fathers, or classical Greek? Don’t know Greek? Join anyway and learn! CBE’s Greek Reading Club meets the first Friday of each month, noon–1 pm CST. All are welcome. Contact cbe@cbeinternational.org for more information.

Serve on Our Prayer Team

You are invited to have a huge impact at CBE by serving on our prayer team Email mhaddad-mail@cbeinternational.org for details.


New Mutuality Issue, Winter 2020

There is no magical age at which a woman’s maturity and experience cancels out the discrimination she experiences based on her gender, so we need to talk about gender equality past the experiences of our youths. While working out an equal partnership in our marriages and ministries, we will encounter new challenges at each stage of life. To that end, this issue of Mutuality tries to tackle how our egalitarianism speaks to the challenges and context of midlife and beyond.


New Year's Sales!

Subscription Sale

Want to take a break from looking at your laptop, monitor, or phone? CBE is celebrating the new year with a subscription sale! Whether you are a current subscriber looking to renew, a church who would like to share CBE’s resources, or one of our many online readers, now is your chance to receive print copies of Mutuality and Priscilla Papers for a year!

Church and Organization Membership Sale

Church and organizational memberships equip and empower churches, seminaries, schools, and non-profit organizations to advocate for biblical gender equality. Get 15% off today when your church or organization becomes a CBE member.


New in CBE Bookstore!


Rediscovering the Marys: Maria, Mariamne, Miriam edited by Mary Ann Beavis, Ally Kateusz

This interdisciplinary volume of text and art offers new insights into various unsolved mysteries associated with Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Miriam the sister of Moses.

When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up by Jamie Janosz

Meet eight women who answered God's call---and changed the world! Taking you back to the turn of the last century, Janosz's vivid profiles of Fanny Crosby, Emeline Dryer, Nancy McCormick, Sarah Dunn Clarke, Amanda Smith, Virginia Asher, Evangeline Booth, and Mary McLeod Bethune will inspire you to glorify God by making a difference in others' lives.

Marriage in the Middle: Embracing Midlife Surprises, Challenges, and Joys by Dorothy Littell Greco

Midlife is a season of challenge and change—professionally, relationally, physically, and spiritually. But "midlife" doesn't have to be synonymous with "crisis" within our marriages. With vulnerability and insight, this book will inspire and encourage you to invest in your relationship with your spouse, enabling you both to thrive as you face this era together..


New Resources

Mutuality Blog

Forget 2020? Never

CBE International’s Favorite Books of 2020

Dancing around Gender Roles in Marriage

How the Bible’s View of Power Devastates Theological Patriarchy

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Book Reviews

Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause: An Unexpected Spiritual Journey

Marriage in the Middle: Embracing Midlife Surprises, Challenges, and Joys


Spread the Good News

If you want to see more women freed to serve and lead beside men, please share your favorite CBE resources with friends and family. Just click the shareable icons on CBE articles, book reviews, and audio/video recordings. It’s an easy way for you to help spread the good news of biblical gender equality and expand CBE’s outreach!


A CBE Course Coming Soon!

Eyes Open to Abuse

Are you a pastor, lay minister, or parachurch organization leader? Do you want your church or organization to be better equipped to address and prevent domestic violence? CBE is partnering with Fuller Seminary to create a course module on the Fuller Leadership platform to equip Christian leaders to recognize abuse while also creating an environment where abuse cannot thrive. CBE worked alongside faculty in Fuller’s School of Psychology to develop this course content so that it couples best practices for identification and prevention with the most current theological conversation.

Because this course is meant for professional development, it will be open to anyone! You don’t need to apply to participate, and you can go through it for personal development or as a staff.

This course will be released soon, so be on the lookout for more information!


Join or Start a CBE Chapter in Your City

Chapters are a local expression of the movement led by CBE, collaborating to advance biblical equality in homes, churches, and communities. Using their individual creativity and unique gifts, CBE chapters host a variety of events like educational forums, leadership summits, community meals, fundraisers like golf tournaments and Zumbathons, film screenings, and coffee talks. Local chapters also function as incubators where members grow in advocacy and communication skills, which they can then contribute to CBE’s magazine, academic journal, annual conference, and blog.


CBE International's 2021 conference in London

Men, Women, and God: Theology and Its Impact

Watch the 2021 Conference Virtual Preview Panel, Part 2 featuring Natalie Collins, Pontsho Segwai and Sean Callaghan discussing the leadership strengths of women and men, and how churches can better value and foster a diversity of leadership styles.

Look out for our next virtual panel discussion coming in February, 2021!


Leave a Legacy Through the Work of CBE

Extend Your Influence and Impact for Generations to Come. Designate CBE as a beneficiary of Life Insurance, Retirement Assets, Real Estate, or Other Financial Accounts. These gifts generally escape estate, inheritance, and income taxes.

How? Simply contact your life insurance provider, retirement plan administrator, or financial institution and file the appropriate beneficiary designation, payable on death (POD), or transfer on death (TOD) forms. Laws and designation options vary by state.

What you need from us:
Legal Name: Christians for Biblical Equality
122 West Franklin Ave, Suite 218
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2451
Tax ID Number: 41-1599315

Click here to find out how you can extend your influence and impact for generations to come.


Financial Update

Thank you so much! Your year-end gifts met our third quarter goal of $464,862.

You helped us finish the calendar year strong, but CBE’s fiscal year does not end until March 31 so there’s still time to make an impact!

You can help CBE transform lives in 2021 by using our secure online giving form. CBE’s ministry is not possible without YOU!

For questions, please contact us at cbe@cbeinternational.org

Contact Us

CBE International
122 W Franklin Ave Suite 218
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404