new life through nonviolent communication

kathyescobar friendship, incarnational, just because i thought it was fun, relationships, synchroblog, the refuge 24 Comments

this month’s synchroblog is called new life and where we are experiencing it in our lives right now. as soon as i get the link list, i’ll post it at the bottom of this post and you can read other bloggers sharing stories of new life, too. when i get a topic prompt, sometimes i like to go with the very …

formation friday: our inner pharisee

kathyescobar church stuff, formation friday, healing, identity, relationships, spiritual formation 15 Comments

once in a while it’s fun to focus in on one topic longer than a post, and i am glad for the different responses to “healing the divides” week; if even one conversation or relationship could be different because of it, it was way worth it to me.  the other posts this week are: 8 ways those from more liberal-progressive …

deeper dignified dialogue

kathyescobar church stuff, healing, incarnational, relationships 9 Comments

last year i was part of the denver faith & justice conference, a lovely event that included so many wonderful conversations. as part of the kick off, we set up the importance of cultivating dignified dialogue at the gathering. the people attending came from a wide variety of faith traditions, and  justice issues stir up a lot of strong feelings. …

breaking down walls

kathyescobar church stuff, healing, incarnational, injustice, jesus is cool, relationships, spiritual formation 7 Comments

this week is “healing the divides” week here on the blog, and i’ve loved the feedback and responses to the first two posts: 8 ways those from more liberal-progressive and conservative-evangelical persuasions can love each other better safer people make safer conversations today i thought i’d mix it up a little and share a little video blog instead of writing. …