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why i still love the church.

By Kathy Escobar / October 27, 2014 / 13 Comments

Yes, I call out unhealthy church systems all the time. Yes, I rant and rave about equality. Yes, I believe sometimes people need to leave church-as-they-knew-it to save their souls. […]

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rest, sheloves, blogs, faith shifts & summer.

By Kathy Escobar / July 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

it’s july 1st. we just got back from dropping our #3 off at college on the east coast for his summer-start and we are tired & sad & happy & […]

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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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healers, bridge-builders, and community cultivators

By Kathy Escobar / March 31, 2014 / 29 Comments

it was a great weekend at transform 2014 in san diego. it was lovely & inspiring hanging out with old friends & making some new ones, and on my middle-of-the-night-and-trying-to-stay-awake drive […]

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5 false things the church often teaches us about healing

By Kathy Escobar / January 15, 2014 / 44 Comments

i have a theory about healing:  most of us need it, a lot of us want it, and many of our church experiences have taught us some things that make […]

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mobile homes (not that kind)

By Kathy Escobar / December 17, 2013 / 20 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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reality.

By Kathy Escobar / December 10, 2013 / 7 Comments

the other night at the refuge a friend slipped me a vodka bottle and said, “here, i really wanted to drink it but i know it’ll just mess things up […]

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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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restored dignity won't drop out of the sky

By Kathy Escobar / November 13, 2013 / 3 Comments

this past friday i spoke at a large gathering here in denver called simply jesus. i was only there for the first part because of kids’ football games, but i […]

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