February 17, 2011
Egalitarian Founder of Christians for Biblical Equality Dies
Catherine Clark Kroeger also spoke out against domestic abuse as president of Peace and Safety in the Christian Home.
Catherine Clark Kroeger, who founded the egalitarian group Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) in 1988, died Monday. President of CBE Mimi Haddad said in a statement that Kroeger contracted pneumonia and died suddenly.
Among other issues, CBE advocates that women may serve as pastors, teachers, and leaders of churches. Kroeger's books included No Place for Abuse, I Suffer Not a Woman, and The IVP Women's Bible Commentary.
Kroeger also spoke out against domestic abuse as president of Peace and Safety in the Christian Home, according to her obituary in the Boston Globe. She served in leadership roles in many other organizations, and served on the Board of Trustees at Whitworth College and was included in Helen Kooiman Hosier's 100 Christian Women Who Changed the 20th Century.
She taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1990 until her death. The seminary has posted links to interviews with Kroeger.
(h/t Denny Burk)