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"making nice": the call of the privileged

By Kathy Escobar / November 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. We’re 3 1/2 days out from one of the most […]

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lifeway, power, and the cost of telling the truth.

By Kathy Escobar / November 1, 2016 / 10 Comments

In 2007, I co-authored a spiritual formation tool for evangelical women called Refresh. It was a pretty cool project for that long ago; the entire book was printed in full […]

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election trauma.

By Kathy Escobar / October 19, 2016 / 2 Comments

“There are times when the heart, like the canary in the coal mine, breathes in the world’s toxicity and begins to die.” – Parker Palmer Over the weekend in the […]

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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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what we're willing to live with.

By Kathy Escobar / October 11, 2016 / 16 Comments

I am so sick and saddened by the entire Trump Travesty. Seriously, it is so dignity stripping–that he is even a contender. That multiple Christian leaders have endorsed him. That […]

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some possibilities for bridge building instead of bombing (even though i'm better at that).

By Kathy Escobar / February 29, 2016 / 4 Comments

I know I can be such a hypocrite. I say one thing and do another. I’m human. I’m doing the best I can with what I have but want to […]

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the trump travesty.

By Kathy Escobar / February 24, 2016 / 39 Comments

On the whole, I stay away from political stuff around here. Once in a while I write something, but the divisiveness is just too crazy and I’d much rather talk […]

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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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trickle-down or from-the-bottom up.

By Kathy Escobar / February 10, 2016 / 10 Comments

In conversations about politics, I’ve often told my kids, “If someone tells you that trickle-down economics is a great idea, make sure you remember that it sounds all well and […]

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abuse & christian obstacles to healing.

By Kathy Escobar / February 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Abuse is rampant, for both women and men. There are so many forms. Emotional. Physical. Sexual. (Often not mentioned in certain lists: Spiritual) The statistics are so painful. (Please, read […]

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