what if the church went to  recovery meeting

the church could use a recovery meeting.

kathyescobar church stuff, healing, incarnational, jesus is cool 12 Comments

I always say that AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, is the strongest and most transformational church in the world.  Little pockets of love & freedom are meeting all over the place right now in all kinds of shapes and forms. Dear, beautiful, sincere people seeking change not in theory but in real-life. Built upon the spirit of The Beatitudes, the 12 steps are a beautiful path to personal and spiritual transformation. My experience has been that typical church is not crazy about recovery stuff. So many times over a lot of …

of logs and stones

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, equality, fundamentalism, incarnational 34 Comments

“let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” john 8:7 “why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” luke 6:41 “do to others as you would have them do to you.” luke 6:31 * * * * * i have been reflecting a lot about these words from Jesus this week in light of our conversation about equality. i think …

recovery under the big tent

kathyescobar church stuff, dreams, healing, incarnational, spiritual formation 15 Comments

* this post is part of a week-long synchroblog hosted by big tent christianity, a collaborative event in raleigh september 9-13.  so many fun conversations will be had there, i’m sure.  i wish i could go, but it was just too much to pull off this fall. * * * * * it’s a dingy church basement.  a single light bulb hangs from the ceiling.  gritty coffee with powdered creamer is being poured like water. a few friends are smoking a last cigarette before walking back …