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different not divided.

By Kathy Escobar / January 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

One of the things I care the most about is creating spaces and places where people can have hard conversations about life and faith. It’s not the easiest task. And […]

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say something.

By Kathy Escobar / January 6, 2016 / 18 Comments

Oh, it’s not worth rocking the boat about. It’s not that big of a deal. They’re doing the best they can. They aren’t going to change anyway. I don’t want […]

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little (and big and every size in between) pockets of peace

By Kathy Escobar / November 16, 2015 / 2 Comments

Oh, what a horrid month it’s been.  Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and Paris (and many, many others not highlighted in the news). So much violence, destruction, fear, and confusion. What can […]

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8 ways men can advocate for women's equality.

By Kathy Escobar / May 22, 2015 / 15 Comments

Yesterday I had the privilege of sharing on a panel alongside 4 other female pastors & leaders in a room filled with about 25 male pastors & leaders in Denver. […]

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race & ferguson & what might be swirling around in our heads and hearts

By Kathy Escobar / December 1, 2014 / 11 Comments

It’s been an interesting paradox of a Thanksgiving week. The joy of having our kids all home for the holiday and not wanting to think of anything other than being […]

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power & transformation.

By Kathy Escobar / November 24, 2014 / 11 Comments

This month’s Synchroblog was centered on spiritual abuse & redemption. I didn’t have time to write earlier but it is a topic near and dear to my heart. At the […]

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listening in on some faith shift conversations.

By Kathy Escobar / November 4, 2014 / 9 Comments

Some of you may already know about The Work of the People and the interesting and beautiful material they have.  Interviews, visual liturgies, and all kinds of other awesomeness abound on […]

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survival of the fittest church

By Kathy Escobar / October 6, 2014 / 38 Comments

A few months ago I made a big plate of nachos for all of the kids. Within 10 minutes, they were devoured and I made a joke about how life […]

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women, men & church: what hurts, what helps

By Kathy Escobar / September 22, 2014 / 14 Comments

Two fridays ago The Refuge hosted our first “Beyond Seminary: Moving Theology into Practice” gathering. Our amazing friend and seminary professor Dr. Deborah Loyd facilitated and we were challenged, encouraged, inspired […]

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all roads lead to power.

By Kathy Escobar / September 12, 2014 / 16 Comments

I don’t usually wake up thinking of the word “power”, but I do often wake up thinking about: My friends living on the fringe. Those who are trying to leave or […]

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