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practicing: a new book baby that will be born next year!

By Kathy Escobar / February 1, 2019 / 3 Comments

I’m writing a new book! This week, in the midst of our celebrating launching all our kids adventure, I signed a contract with Westminster John Knox Press to publish Practicing: Be […]

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Jesus, the breaker of boundaries

By Kathy Escobar / December 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

Today is Christmas Eve, the night we celebrate Jesus’ arrival into the world, God in-the-flesh, born to simple people in a dirty stall in a time where political authority prevailed […]

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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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5 reasons we need more women leading in the world.

By Kathy Escobar / January 10, 2018 / 3 Comments

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ~ Meister Eckhardt Last month we had our Blue Christmas gathering at The Refuge. […]

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nevertheless, we persisted.

By Kathy Escobar / January 1, 2018 / 6 Comments

It’s a new year. And goodness gracious, do I know so many people who are happy to leave 2017 behind! It’s been a rough one for so many–politically, spiritually, practically, […]

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outsiders re-dux.

By Kathy Escobar / December 22, 2017 / 7 Comments

In these last few days before Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on this crazy year. On the political bizarreness we are all in the midst of, the stripping of benefits and […]

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its all one big fat paradox.

By Kathy Escobar / December 12, 2017 / 7 Comments

We’re smack in the middle of Advent and I haven’t written anything since Thanksgiving week. That’s because the day after Thanksgiving we found out that my dad was diagnosed with […]

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underneath guns.

By Kathy Escobar / November 6, 2017 / 3 Comments

Yet another mass shooting has rocked us this weekend. Our hearts are still reeling from Las Vegas and another one slams us, this time at a church in TX. Our […]

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when words elude us.

By Kathy Escobar / October 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

“But let us not put our sights too high. We do not have to be saviors of the world! We are simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, […]

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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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