earthly kings & our addiction to power

By Kathy Escobar / April 16, 2019 / 1 Comment

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian calendar on the road toward Easter. I know it’s a hard season for a lot of faith shifting […]

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the yeah-it's-not-what-we-think-it-is week.

By Kathy Escobar / March 20, 2016 / 7 Comments

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week.  I know people are all over the place on this week. Some love it and it is one of the most […]

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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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power's resistance to the uncomfortable.

By Kathy Escobar / December 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

This time of year I always think of how much I love the Christmas story. Not the neat and tidy shiny story that often gets told and is depicted on […]

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5 popular ways to shut down conversations about power.

By Kathy Escobar / April 7, 2015 / 20 Comments

Years ago when I started speaking out against the powers-that-be about “church”, I noticed a pattern. Almost the minute something negative was shared, there would be an immediate defensiveness and […]

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power & transformation.

By Kathy Escobar / November 24, 2014 / 11 Comments

This month’s Synchroblog was centered on spiritual abuse & redemption. I didn’t have time to write earlier but it is a topic near and dear to my heart. At the […]

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survival of the fittest church

By Kathy Escobar / October 6, 2014 / 38 Comments

A few months ago I made a big plate of nachos for all of the kids. Within 10 minutes, they were devoured and I made a joke about how life […]

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all roads lead to power.

By Kathy Escobar / September 12, 2014 / 16 Comments

I don’t usually wake up thinking of the word “power”, but I do often wake up thinking about: My friends living on the fringe. Those who are trying to leave or […]

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three things about one word: power

By Kathy Escobar / January 14, 2013 / 23 Comments

power is a hard thing to talk about.  as Christ-followers, it is even trickier because Jesus was so anti-typical-power that talking about it can be misconstrued. i feel this sometimes […]

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power is not like pie.

By Kathy Escobar / May 21, 2012 / 25 Comments

friday night my amazing & wise & passionate friend pam hogeweide was at the refuge for a really fun event centered on her book unladylike: resisting the injustice of inequality […]

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