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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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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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the unimportant people.

By Kathy Escobar / December 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s been an extra busy few weeks around here with Refuge life and kids and the juggles of this season, and I haven’t had space to write much. I know […]

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as Christians, this shouldn't be crazy.

By Kathy Escobar / October 17, 2016 / 4 Comments

Let’s face it, friends. Christianity is certainly in an interesting season. The divides are great. The mass exodus from “going to church” continues. The number of men and women of […]

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no one more, no one less.

By Kathy Escobar / October 6, 2016 / 2 Comments

I just got back from a wild and crazy week-long adventure in Europe. We go every year on a standby trip to somewhere fun with our other friends who also work […]

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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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"we want more meat…"

By Kathy Escobar / September 23, 2015 / 8 Comments

So far, we’ve covered “But God says…” and “I’m not like those people” over the past few weeks (I’m moving slow; it’s been nutty around here this fall). Today is the last […]

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"i'm not like those people"

By Kathy Escobar / September 14, 2015 / 12 Comments

I love what “but God says…” stirred up! Here’s the second installment of three phrases that really bug me for all kinds of reasons beyond just nitpicking-ness. Years ago when […]

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