Welcome to CBE Australia
Christians for Biblical Equality is a non-profit evangelical Christian organisation for men and women that promotes a biblical basis for gift-based, rather than gender-based, service for men and women of all races, ages and economic classes. Our theology and membership is largely evangelical and we cross denominational lines. We are based in a number of Australian cities with active chapters in Melbourne and Sydney.
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CBE National Conference 2017
CHRISTIANS FOR BIBLICAL EQUALITY NATIONAL CONFERENCE
BETTER TOGETHER 2017: WOMEN AND MEN: ONE IN CHRIST
APRIL 28 - 30th APRIL, 2017
ST THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH,
44 STATION STREET, BURWOOD
|Dr Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality International
||Rev. Patti Ricotta, president and co-founder of Life Together International, a ministry pursuing global oneness in Christ||Rev Dr Kevin Giles, a pastor-theologian who has published widely on women in leadership, ministry in the apostolic age and the Trinity.|
PROGRAM in Brief:
FRIDAY : 28th APRIL
DINNER : 7.00 for 7.30 pm start (BYO Drinks).
DINNER SPEAKER : Mimi Haddad: "Why a Good Lebanese Girl would devote her life to promoting Biblical Gender Equality? My personal and professional journey as a Christian feminist."
SATURDAY : 29th APRIL
9.30 Welcome to conference
10.00 Keynote speaker: Mimi Haddad
11.00 Morning Tea
11.30 Keynote Speaker: Kevin Giles
1.30 Workshops 1
3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.30 Workshops 2
5.00 Entertainment - "The Marketplace" - a clown, guitarist, artists, stalls and craft for sale
6.00 Informal dinner - Burmese Cafe will be catering for this.
7.00 Buzz Groups - Discussion groups on specific countries looking at attitudes towards girls/women .
The facilitators for these buzz group are :- Ivy Wong - China; Ann Munene - Kenya; Andrew Newmarch - Southern Africa; Wise Choices - Uganda; Michelle Sanders - Romania; Heather Rayside - Vietnam; Viv Cambrell - Jordan/Syria; Elspeth Carr - Tanzania. Moyra and Cathy -Middle East/Egypt and Cathy-South Asia
SUNDAY : 30th APRIL
10.30 Church Service at St.Thomas' Burwood - Rev. Paul Perini - preacher, Michelle Sanders - Artist and Rev. Helen Dwyer - children's talk
or 9.00 St Hilary's Anglican Church, 12 John St Kew - Speaker - Dr. Mimi Haddad
or 10.00 St. Silas Anglican Church, Cnr Osburn Ave & Maud St Nth Balwyn - Speaker - Dr. Mimi Haddad
or 10.30 GWAC Anglican Church, 800 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley - Speaker - Pastor Patti Ricotta
12.30 Lunch at St.Thomas Anglican Church, Burwood
1.30 Keynote Speaker: Patti Ricotta
3.00 Workshops 3
The Healer - What is female genital mutilation
By Tim Bouquet
With his pioneering surgery Dr Pierre Foldès is giving thousands of victims of female genital mutilation a new life.
It is early morning and 34-year-old Sandrine feels her stomach tighten as she arrives for an operation at the sprawling hospital complex at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a 45-minute train ride from Paris. In the pre-op room, she visibly relaxes as she is greeted by a tall, powerfully built, softly spoken man in his 60s.
Monogenēs once more.
- Written by Kevin Giles
Following the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society annual conference in San Antonia where Dr. Bruce Ware and Dr. Wayne Grudem publicly announced that they had been wrong to deny the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son, the word monogenēs has become a hot topic.
This word has become contentious because both Ware and Grudem said that they can now accept the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son because they have been persuaded that monogenēs in fact means “only begotten” and thus there is good biblical support for this doctrine.
Ware and Grudem both appealed to the work of Dr Lee Irons (see https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lets-go-back-to-only-begotten). He argues that monogenēs means “only begotten” and thus there is good biblical support for the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son. Since the conference, Dr Denny Burk has enthusiastically been putting the same argument (http://www.dennyburk.com/category/theologybible/).