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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: 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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holy week 2017: palm sunday, oh we love our kings

By Kathy Escobar / April 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week on the road toward Easter. I also call Holy week “It’s not what we think week.” I decided to blog every […]

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who do we defer to?

By Kathy Escobar / February 27, 2017 / 14 Comments

Most anyone who knows me knows one important thing about me: I care deeply about folks on the margins. What that means is that people who are normally not in […]

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post-election faith renewal

By Kathy Escobar / February 20, 2017 / 7 Comments

Last week I wrote about the reality of the USA election and inauguration deeply affecting a lot of people’s faith. Some were already unraveling, deconstructing, finding-their-way-in-the-dark, and this was just another […]

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we're all tangled in this together.

By Kathy Escobar / February 1, 2017 / 1 Comment

Every day last week things in the USA got worse and worse. Executive orders right and left about all kinds of sweeping things rattled everyone, but the ones about refugees […]

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strap in, dream making is a brutal bumpy road

By Kathy Escobar / January 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I always love remembering Dr. King and the beautiful work he and so many others did and are doing on behalf of equality […]

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