assuming is dangerous

kathyescobar church stuff, fundamentalism, rants 34 Comments

well i had some other thoughts mulling around in my mind that will come later this week but i couldn’t resist sharing a different one today after a few emails i received last night that got me all riled up.   i have friends all over the map when it comes to politics, religion, socioeconomics, age, you name it.  i love it, diversity is one of my favorite things, but i realized something yesterday that really bugged me–the assumption people make that since i am on their “email distribution list”  …

this kind of jesus is too small for me

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, fundamentalism, rants 11 Comments

i know i sometimes sound like i am dissing the evangelical church and its rigid ways.  please know i recognize there are so many good, lovely, beautiful sincere people in conservative traditional churches who truly love Jesus and are serving him in amazing ways.  at the same time,  i am sometimes struck by how pervasive the “truth” culture is in these systems and how dangerous any potential threat to their systematic theology is.   so here’s something that just happened to me this week. when i first …

7.7.07 from the refuge blog…no girl pastors allowed

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, fundamentalism, rants, the refuge, women in ministry 11 Comments

a few days ago i got sucker punched for having ovaries, if you can believe that. i was in atlanta at the big christian retailers conference to launch a book that I co-authored that is just being released. it is a women’s bible study/journaling tool in a magazine format and it’s pretty cool. check it out here. (this isn’t the actual cover but an older version that ended up going out earlier). anyway, some of it’s me, some of it’s not me, but the essence–a tool …

3.19.07 from xgcw….get over it

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, ex good christian women, fundamentalism, rants, the refuge 5 Comments

i had someone tell me last week that i needed to “get over it.” i need to get over my hurt and pain related to the white, suburban evangelical megachurch and move on. i read the words several times and wanted to scream and shout at the top of my lungs “don’t you think i want to, you idiot!” of course I want to get over it. do you think i want to waste any more time feeling the pain of this wound? of spending any …