CBE International

CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality) exists to promote the biblical message that God calls women and men of all cultures, races, and classes to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church, and world. The CBE community, spanning over 100 denominations and 65 countries, believes the Bible, properly interpreted the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups, based on the teachings of Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28Learn more.


Current Broadcast: Genesis 1–3, Galatians 3:28, and the Full Complementarity of Men and Women

Andrew  Bartlett
Date: 8/7/2022
Type: Lecture
Genesis 3:16 presents male rule as an adverse consequence of humanity’s disobedience (“he will rule over you”). But Jesus came to deal with the disobedience and its consequences. So, to prohibit leadership by women is to oppose Christ’s redeeming work. Galatians 3:28 says that in Christ there is not male and female. But many Bible teachers interpret Genesis 1–3 differently. They emphasize that before the disobedience Adam is more prominent than Eve and that after the...

Recent Broadcasts

Genesis 1–3, Galatians 3:28, and the Full Complementarity of Men and Women Andrew Bartlett Lecture8/7/2022
Genesis 1–3, Galatians 3:28, and the Full Complementarity of Men and Women Andrew Bartlett Lecture8/7/2022
Making the Shift: Five Moves Faith Communities Can Make from Complementarianism to Egalitarianism Rob Dixon Lecture8/6/2022
Ethnicity and Gender: Mutuality in Galatians 3:28 and Ephesians 5:21–33 Craig Keener Lecture8/6/2022
An Overview of the 2022 NRSV Updated Edition Jeff Miller Lecture8/6/2022
Creating Cultures of Belonging: Cultivating Organizations Where Women and Men Thrive Eeva Simard Lecture8/6/2022
Galatians 3:28 in Context: Human Worth and God's Great Purpose for Both Men and Women Andrew Bartlett Lecture8/6/2022
Paul’s Radical Call for Mutuality in Marriage (and Singleness): 1 Corinthians 7:1–40 Ronald W. Pierce Lecture8/5/2022
Male, Female, Slave, and Free in the Context of a Pandemic: In the Thought of Katharine Bushnell Rajkumar Boaz Johnson Lecture8/5/2022
Women at the Margins: Leaders in Christian History Mimi Haddad Lecture8/5/2022
A New Humanity Craig S. and Médine Moussounga Keener Lecture8/5/2022
A New Humanity Craig S. and Médine Moussounga Keener Lecture8/5/2022
"Nevertheless, in the Lord…" (1 Cor 11:11): Interdependence in Christ Todd Still Lecture8/4/2019
Theological Malpractice Stands Culpable in Sexual Abuse Mitch Randall Lecture8/4/2019
Advancing Biblical Equality through Local Churches and CBE Chapters Jeannette Cochran Lecture8/4/2019
What's a Man to Do? Eugene Hung Lecture8/4/2019
Introduction to Egalitarian Marriage Sarah Ago Lecture8/3/2019
Artemis of the Ephesians in First-Century Ephesus and Ramifications for How We Read 1 Timothy Sandra Glahn Lecture8/3/2019
Advocating for Equality among the Marginalized Nell Green Lecture8/3/2019
Faith-Rooted Organizing Lisa Harper Lecture8/3/2019
Who's Talking & Who's Listening: Using Meory to Enhance Interauted Group Thctions Between Churches and Marginalized Women Linda Barkman Lecture8/3/2019
Fuller Panel Sarah Ago Lecture8/2/2019
Fuller Panel Sarah Ago Lecture8/2/2019
Leading Your Church's Response to #MeToo and #ChurchToo Eugene Hung Lecture8/2/2019
Building Confidence in your Calling: Overcoming the Inner Critic Susan Howell Lecture8/2/2019
Women's Leadership at the Highest Level: Plateaus and Pitfalls Shirley Mullen Lecture8/2/2019
Another Way of Doing Life Shane Claiborne Lecture8/2/2019
Christ: Ever Culturally Relevant, Never Culturally Captive: Freeing Christianity from Bias and Cultural Captivity Ruben Rivera Lecture8/2/2019
Becoming an Ally: A Roadmap for Men Who Aspire to Advocate for Women Rob Dixon Lecture8/2/2019
Egalitarian Parenting: A Strengths-based vs. Gender-based Model Michael Chung Lecture8/2/2019
Stronger Together: Strategies for Building Alliances for Women's Leadership Jeanne King Lecture8/2/2019
Who's the Boss? Taffi Dollar Lecture8/1/2019
Pornography for Profit: The Link to Sex Trafficking Sandra Morgan Lecture8/1/2019
Understanding Double Abuse® and its Consequences Annette Oltmans Lecture8/1/2019
Eve as a "Type" of Christ: Reframing Power, Identity & Gender in 1 Timothy 2 Allison Quient Lecture8/1/2019
Working Towards Mutuality as a Mark of Christian Identity: A Case of the Work of the African Church For Biblical Equality Emily Onyango Lecture8/1/2019
When Women Succeed at Work, Everyone Benefits. Why Don't We Let Them? Eeva Simard Lecture8/1/2019
Where Did All These Men Come From?: A Defense of Gender-Accurate Bible Translation Jeff Miller Lecture7/23/2017
Human Dignity: Interrogating Biblical and Cultural Perspectives on the Creation Mandate in Genesis 1-3 Diphus Chemorion Lecture7/22/2017
Paul and Gender: Highlights and Bombshells Cynthia Long Westfall Lecture7/22/2017
Bible Translation and Gender: Successes and Challenges, with Specific References to Sub-Saharan Africa Aloo Osotsi Mojola Lecture7/22/2017
Women’s Leadership throughout Church History: Following the Teachings and Examples of Paul Mimi Haddad Lecture7/21/2017
Ideas Have Consequences: Justice Begins with a Consistent Reading of Scripture Mimi Haddad Lecture10/20/2016
Women's Ordination as Pastors: A Middle Eastern Perspective Anne Zaki Lecture7/23/2015
Misogyny and the Church Eugene Cho Lecture7/23/2015
Circumcise Your Hearts Lisa Thompson Lecture7/23/2015
Beyond the “New Machismo”: Better Ways to Connect Men with Church John Stackhouse Lecture7/23/2015
Advancing Women Into Leadership: Why This Matters and How to Reach that Goal Karen Longman Lecture7/23/2015
Abuse in Marriages Sandra Morgan Lecture7/23/2015
A Question Mark Over My Head: Learning From the Narratives of Female Theologians in the Evangelical Academy Emily Zimbrick-Rogers Lecture7/23/2015
Why Gender Hierarchy is at Odds with Christian Faith and How it Leads to Abuse Mimi Haddad Lecture7/26/2013
In Church or Home Cynthia Long Westfall Lecture7/26/2013
Symbol of the Veil Cynthia Long Westfall Lecture7/26/2013
Gender Language in Worship Jeff Miller Lecture7/26/2013
Gendered Language Development: Differences and Consequences Susan Howell Lecture7/26/2013
Take Every Thought Captive to Christ: Ideas Have Consequences Mimi Haddad Lecture7/26/2013
Gendered Economics and Social Privileges: An Obstruction To Biblical Justice David Kodia Lecture7/20/2012
Imago Dei And Justice Abraham George Lecture7/20/2012
Male/Female Shared Leadership: Casting a Vision to the Next Generation Stephanie Williams Lecture7/28/2011
Singleness And Community: Glorifying God in the Church Body Bonnie Field Lecture7/28/2011
Imaging God: Embodying the Justice of God in Gender Relationships Manfred T. Brauch Lecture7/28/2011
Singleness and Sexuality: Glorifying God in Our Physical Bodies Bonnie Field Lecture7/28/2011
For This Reason: Traditional Rabbinic Views of Mutuality in Marriage Susan Freund Lecture7/28/2011
Sex, Power, and Prejudice: Its Impact and Paths Forward Lynne Ellis Lecture7/28/2011
Gender Language in Bible Translations: From KJV to NIV John R. Kohlenberger Lecture7/28/2011
And the Church in Her House John R. Kohlenberger Lecture7/28/2011
New Eden Identity: Helping Teens Find a Biblical Response to Gender Expectations Pamela Erwin Lecture7/23/2009
Gender in Christian Media and Advertising Jenell Williams Paris Lecture7/23/2009
The Bible as a Guide and Roadmap for the Liberation of African American Women Cheryl Sanders Lecture7/23/2009
Culture Matters: Why Culture Affects Our Understanding of Gender in Life and Scripture Brian Howell Lecture7/23/2009
Does God Have Gender? Aída Besançon Spencer Lecture7/23/2009
Issues of Power Ellen Duffield Lecture7/17/2008
The Unfolding Fullness of Christ: Living Out the Slavery Texts in Today's World William J. Webb Lecture7/17/2008
Bible Translation and Justice John R. Kohlenberger Lecture8/10/2007
Gender and Justice in the New Testament Alan F. Johnson Lecture8/10/2007
Interpreting Paul's Instructions in 1 Timothy Frank Ames Lecture8/10/2007
The Eternal Subordination of the Son and the Permanent Subordination of Women Kevin Giles Lecture8/10/2007
Shame and Abuse: Understanding and Healing a Deadly Legacy Steven R. Tracy Lecture8/10/2007
Ontology, Gender, and Women's Authority in the Church: Noticing the Particulars Mimi Haddad Lecture8/10/2007
Equality and Justice in Marriage: Oxymoron or a Biblical Ideal Lidija Novakovic Lecture8/10/2007
There is No Longer Male and Female Lidija Novakovic Lecture8/10/2007
Theology of Gender Identity as Distinct and Interdependent Richard Howell Lecture2/14/2007
Subordinationism and Headship Kevin Giles Lecture2/14/2007
Women in the Old Testament Havilah Dharamraj Lecture2/14/2007
Subordinationism and the Trinity Kevin Giles Lecture2/14/2007
Gender, Bible, Language, and Culture Dieter Kemmler Lecture2/14/2007
Paul and the Leadership of Women: Irreconcilable or Inextricable? Mimi Haddad Lecture7/28/2005
From Hierarchy to Mutual Submission: One Couple's Journey Carolyn Kohlenberger Lecture7/28/2005
There's Something About Mary (The Mother of Jesus): From Magnificat to Model Disciple Joseph B. Modica Lecture7/28/2005
The Personal is Still Political: An Agenda for Gender Reconciliation Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen Lecture7/28/2005
One Body, Many Gifts Craig Keener Lecture7/28/2005
Inclusive Language and God: How Language Helps Us Think Biblically Charles Read Lecture9/2/2004
The Feminine Voice of God: Women as the Prophets in the Bible Ronald W. Pierce Lecture9/2/2004
Sexual Exploitation and Violence toward Women: Global and Local Concerns Ellen Armstrong Lecture9/2/2004
Biblical Basis for Women's Service in the Church N. T. Wright Lecture9/2/2004
Biblical Feminism: 20 Years Later Elaine Storkey Lecture9/2/2004
Authority, Scripture, and Women in the Church Esther Reed Lecture9/2/2004
The Scandal of Equality in First Century Christian Teaching David InstoneBrewer Lecture9/2/2004
The Trinity and the Subordination of Women Kevin Giles Lecture7/7/2003
Hermeneutics in Pink and Blue Christiane Carlson-Theis Lecture7/7/2003