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lifeway, power, and the cost of telling the truth.

By Kathy Escobar / November 1, 2016 / 10 Comments

In 2007, I co-authored a spiritual formation tool for evangelical women called Refresh. It was a pretty cool project for that long ago; the entire book was printed in full […]

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equality comes before mutuality.

By Kathy Escobar / September 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

A long while back a Christian blogger wrote a thoughtful response to something I had written about women’s equality in church leadership and said he’d like to hear more about […]

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failure week.

By Kathy Escobar / June 6, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’ve got a few more weeks before I take my annual break-all-the-rules-of-successful-blogging summer sabbatical. I’m a bit behind this year but will be here for 2 more weeks and then […]

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the yeah-it's-not-what-we-think-it-is week.

By Kathy Escobar / March 20, 2016 / 7 Comments

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week.  I know people are all over the place on this week. Some love it and it is one of the most […]

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some possibilities for bridge building instead of bombing (even though i'm better at that).

By Kathy Escobar / February 29, 2016 / 4 Comments

I know I can be such a hypocrite. I say one thing and do another. I’m human. I’m doing the best I can with what I have but want to […]

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the trump travesty.

By Kathy Escobar / February 24, 2016 / 39 Comments

On the whole, I stay away from political stuff around here. Once in a while I write something, but the divisiveness is just too crazy and I’d much rather talk […]

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oh, conferences-schmonferences

By Kathy Escobar / February 16, 2016 / 15 Comments

I’m not a huge fan of Christian leadership conferences. They have their place. I have met some wonderful people at gatherings over the years, and heard some really excellent messages […]

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trickle-down or from-the-bottom up.

By Kathy Escobar / February 10, 2016 / 10 Comments

In conversations about politics, I’ve often told my kids, “If someone tells you that trickle-down economics is a great idea, make sure you remember that it sounds all well and […]

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abuse & christian obstacles to healing.

By Kathy Escobar / February 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Abuse is rampant, for both women and men. There are so many forms. Emotional. Physical. Sexual. (Often not mentioned in certain lists: Spiritual) The statistics are so painful. (Please, read […]

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equality matters.

By Kathy Escobar / January 28, 2016 / 12 Comments

“Are we still talking about women’s equality in the church? Really? In the year 2016?” Once in a while I have someone say that to me. The answer is always […]

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