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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the road to equality is paved with friendship.

By Kathy Escobar / February 12, 2013 / 21 Comments

* this post is part of the february synchroblog.  this month’s topic is centered around cross-gender friendships, a topic i have written a lot about over the years. the link […]

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the christmas story, friendship, and our crazy notions about neat & tidy.

By Kathy Escobar / December 11, 2012 / 14 Comments

* today is the december synchroblog.  the topic is advent: tell me a story, places where we see God’s love & hope & peace & joy in the midst. i […]

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charisma, fairy dust and our addiction to kings

By Kathy Escobar / October 17, 2012 / 27 Comments

last week we hosted a small gathering of co-pastors from 5 different communities/4 different states. it was a lovely, simple time centered on sharing the ups and downs of shared […]

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out of the mouths of co-pastors, final post

By Kathy Escobar / March 2, 2012 / 3 Comments

this is the final post in this series on co-pastoring, some thoughts from some friends who are doing the work in their own contexts.  to me, co-pastoring reflects different parts […]

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out of the mouths of co-pastors, part 1 of 2

By Kathy Escobar / February 29, 2012 / 2 Comments

one thing i am notorious for is starting projects and taking forever to finish them!  if i have a deadline, i do. but if i don’t (and when it’s your […]

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