By Kathy Escobar / December 23, 2014 / 32 Comments

One of the things that has been the hardest about shifting faith is moving from being an “insider” to an “outsider.” I have always been one of those people who […]

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what if…

By Kathy Escobar / April 30, 2014 / 19 Comments

i was at a really lovely meeting a few weeks ago with a bunch of pastors, and it was wonderfully hopeful except for one thing–there were only three female pastors […]

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the difference between "cultivating communities" and "building churches"

By Kathy Escobar / April 11, 2014 / 15 Comments

i originally wrote this post in 2010, and it’s part of down we go. but in the past couple of weeks i’ve had some interesting conversations that reminded me of […]

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mobile homes (not that kind)

By Kathy Escobar / December 17, 2013 / 19 Comments

* today is the december synchroblog, different bloggers writing on the same topic.  the link list is at the bottom of this post. we are partnering with christine sine’s advent […]

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poverty & hidden rules & the best place to start

By Kathy Escobar / December 6, 2013 / 17 Comments

“but woe to you pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God” – luke 11:42 last week a […]

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we may look like losers re-dux

By Kathy Escobar / October 11, 2011 / 37 Comments

* this post is part of october’s synchroblog which is centered on downward mobility, one of my favorite topics!  read what others are saying about upside-down-kingdom-living by clicking on the […]

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a prayer for practice.

By Kathy Escobar / September 2, 2011 / 6 Comments

“practicing what we preach” is a lot easier said than done!  like most everyone, i’d rather preach it than practice it.  it’s fun to talk about community, to dream about […]

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here we go, down we go!

By Kathy Escobar / June 2, 2011 / 14 Comments

well, it’s finally here, one day late!  the release of this wild & fun project i’ve been working on since last fall–down we go: living into the wild ways of […]

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loving God by loving people

By Kathy Escobar / May 13, 2011 / 17 Comments

early in the life of this blog in 2008 i participated in a synchroblog where i wrote a post called making the invisible visible.  this past year my friend jonathan […]

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By Kathy Escobar / March 29, 2011 / 13 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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