Editors’ Ink -- By: Kevin Giles

Journal: Priscilla Papers
Volume: PP 20:4 (Autumn 2006)
Article: Editors’ Ink
Author: Kevin Giles

Editors’ Ink

Kevin Giles


Chelsea DeArmond

Guest Editors

We are very pleased to publish this expanded edition of Priscilla Papers in celebration of the journal’s twentieth anniversary. During the last twenty years, its biblical scholarship on equality in the church, home, and world has reached hundreds of college and seminary libraries and the homes of thousands of lay people, pastors, and ministry leaders around the world.

The history of Priscilla Papers

Priscilla Papers is actually older than its publisher, Christians for Biblical Equality. The journal began as part of the vision of Catherine Kroeger, the first president of CBE. In order to address the critical need for more accurate and faithful interpretations of the Bible regarding gender, she and her husband, Richard, began a study center in their home. In the winter of 1987, they published the first issue of Priscilla Papers, edited by their daughter, Elizabeth. Christians for Biblical Equality began in late 1987 and was incorporated on January 2, 1988.

Gretchen Gaebelein Hull, who had been an editor for a large publishing house and a leader in her church in New York, began editing Priscilla Papers in 1989. Her father and grandfather were known for their biblical scholarship. Under her leadership and skill, the journal grew in breadth of content and in circulation.

Carol Thiessen became editor in 2000. Carol had been on the editorial staff of Christianity Today for many years. Her term was cut short when she became ill with a deadly cancer and passed to the presence of the Lord in 2003.

CBE staff member Victoria Peterson-Hilleque served as acting editor until William Spencer became editor in 2004. His wife, Aída, is the editorial consultant. Both Bill and Aída are authors, pastors, and professors. The gifted editorial and design team they have assembled will launch Priscilla Papers into its third decade.

Each of these editors has made distinctive contributions to Priscilla Papers as its reputation and influence have grown around the world. Subscriptions to Priscilla Papers and CBE’s magazine, Mutuality, are included with CBE membership. Back issues and non-member subscriptions are also available for purchase (see p. 62 for membership and subscription forms).

CBE publications

Christians for Biblical Equality is an evangelical nonprofit organization committed to articulating and promoting the biblical basis for gift-based rather than gender-based ministry in the church, home, and world. Along with membership services, an online bookstore (www.equalitydepot...

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