here we go, down we go!

kathyescobar down we go 14 Comments

well, it’s finally here, one day late!  the release of this wild & fun project i’ve been working on since last fall–down we go: living into the wild ways of Jesus. it’s been a crazy ride getting here, all starting with a call from jonathan brink last year that said “you need to do this.” i hemmed and hawed (“i like my blog just fine,” i said).  but he stirred up the reality that even though i had no big desire to write a book anymore, …

loving God by loving people

kathyescobar featured articles, incarnational, jesus is cool, spiritual formation 17 Comments

early in the life of this blog in 2008 i participated in a synchroblog where i wrote a post called making the invisible visible.  this past year my friend jonathan brink from civitas press began working on a collaborative book project for called the practice of love, which just released may 1st.   i hope you will consider getting a copy because it is filled with stories of ordinary people wrestling with the ups and downs of the practice of loving God, others, ourselves, and our enemies.  …

descent.

kathyescobar church stuff, dreams, incarnational, jesus is cool, spiritual formation 12 Comments

“…the society in which we live suggests in countless ways that the way to go is up. making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the record – that’s what draws attention, gets us on the front page of the newspaper, and offers us the rewards of money and fame.  the way of Jesus is radically different. it is the way not of upward mobility but of downward mobility. it is going to the bottom, staying behind the sets, and choosing the last place! why …