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equality is much more than giving someone a microphone.

By Kathy Escobar / May 10, 2018 / 2 Comments

It’s been a bit since I’ve blogged here. My dad died on April 16th, and it’s been a wild season of living into that new reality in the midst of […]

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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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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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lifting heads, straightening backs.

By Kathy Escobar / March 3, 2015 / 13 Comments

Sometimes I get calls from women asking for help to get out of an abusive relationship. Skittish, scared, and filled with shame, they reach out and share their story. It’s […]

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the same minds that got us into the problem can't get us out

By Kathy Escobar / February 11, 2015 / 7 Comments

One of the hardest things for me is when I see talented, amazing, gifted, educated, passionate, articulate, creative women who over the years have found that they have no place […]

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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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10 tangible ways we can work toward equality in the church.

By Kathy Escobar / May 16, 2014 / 18 Comments

my dear friend & ministry partner recently attended a local leaders gathering and messaged me with a text that essentially said this:  “not one woman speaker, presenter, pray-er, anything-at-all-er. see, […]

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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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rock boats, upset apple carts, ruffle feathers. it's worth it.

By Kathy Escobar / March 10, 2014 / 19 Comments

saturday was  international women’s day.  i wrote this post that morning but never got around to posting it so it’s going up today. i have written about it in the […]

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equality is a bumpy road (and sometimes it makes me want to stand on tables & scream)

By Kathy Escobar / November 15, 2013 / 29 Comments

i am coming upon my 10 year anniversary in full-time vocational ministry. january 1st of 2004 i went on a big church staff as the associate care pastor; the following […]

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