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#thingstheydontteachyouinseminary

By Kathy Escobar / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’ve been pastoring full-time for almost 15 years and every day I am still struck by the beauty and complexity of journeying alongside people in the ups and downs of […]

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healthier people make healthier groups make healthier systems.

By Kathy Escobar / February 6, 2018 / 2 Comments

Over two decades of ministry I have consistently heard the same response from a wide array of church leaders from top to bottom (mainly male, but not always): “Kathy, why […]

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good news gone bad

By Kathy Escobar / November 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

It seems like almost every week there’s another thing to be traumatized about in the news. Between gun violence and political fiascos with big consequences and natural disasters, so many […]

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the tip of the “me, too” iceberg

By Kathy Escobar / October 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’ll get Part 2 of the Life Shift thoughts up next, but I have been overwhelmed with the amount of “me, toos” in my Facebook feed over the last two […]

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descent church.

By Kathy Escobar / June 5, 2017 / 5 Comments

“…The society in which we live suggests in countless ways that the way to go is up. Making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the record – that’s […]

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a better story.

By Kathy Escobar / May 8, 2017 / 7 Comments

It’s bad out here, people! The political division, the way Christianity is all tied up in it, the fear, hatred, ugly, and unknown. Everyone who reads here doesn’t agree with […]

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we need mothers & fathers & daughters & sons & sisters & brothers.

By Kathy Escobar / May 4, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’m on a bit of a power-of-community roll right now, revisiting some old posts that have been rattling around in my head.  To me, the purpose of community, “the church”, is to […]

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the difference between cultivating communities and building churches.

By Kathy Escobar / April 24, 2017 / 8 Comments

Yesterday at The Refuge’s Sunday night gathering we had some cupcakes and sang happy 11th birthday to The Refuge. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been 11 years. When […]

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holy week 2017: little pockets of freedom

By Kathy Escobar / April 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s Wednesday of Holy Week, and I’m back in Denver after a family wedding in Nevada and visiting my dad in Northern California for a few days. My heart is […]

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holy week 2017: turning over tables in the temple

By Kathy Escobar / April 10, 2017 / 2 Comments

This year I decided to blog through Holy Week. Yesterday we started with Palm Sunday and our love of a certain kind of king. I find it fascinating that the […]

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