Ask an egalitarian...

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

In preparation for next week’s series, One in Christ: A Week of Mutuality, we have a special addition to our interview series—Dr. Mimi Haddad, who has agreed to be our guest for “Ask an egalitarian.”

 (Note: The juxtaposition of this interview and “Ask a feminist...” earlier this week is purely coincidental...though kinda fun. It will be interesting to note similarities/differences in your questions and their responses.)

Mimi is president of Christians for Biblical Equality, a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women “who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups.” She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and holds a Ph.D. in historical theology from the University of Durham, England.

Mimi is part of the leadership of Evangelicals for Justice, a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and she served as the convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization. She has written more than one hundred articles and blogs and has contributed to nine books, most recently Living Faith: The Fragrance of Christ, published by the Evangelical Fellowship of India and the Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief.   She is also an editor and a contributing author of Global Voices on Biblical Equality: Women and Men Serving Together in the Church.

In addition to all of this, Mimi serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Bethel University and an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. She and her husband, Dale, live in the Twin Cities.

You know the drill: If you have a question for Mimi, leave it in the comment section. At the end of the day, I’ll pick the top seven or eight questions and send them to her We'll post his response next week.  (Be sure to take advantage of the “like” feature so that we can get a sense of what questions are of most interest to readers.) Because next week’s focus will be on gender equality, it's probably best to focus questions on issues related to that....but, of course, it's YOUR interview!

You can check out the rest of our interview series, which includes an atheist, a pagan, a nun, a Mormon, a Mennonite, a Calvinist, anevolutionary creationist, a humanitarian, an environmentalist, a gay Christian, a Unitarian Universalist, an  Orthodox Christian, a Pentecostal, many more here

Ask away!

One In Christ: A Week of Mutuality

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