ascent vs. descent

kathyescobar church stuff, down we go, incarnational, spiritual formation, the refuge 16 Comments

last wednesday at our house of refuge we kicked off our summer journeying through down we go: living into the wild ways of Jesus.  at first i wasn’t really excited about the reality that it won the vote (the group decided together what to do for the summer), but after the idea settled in i realized it was a great opportunity to practice together.  we also have some new friends joining us for the summer & they bring new life and perspective that will make it …

radio ramblings

kathyescobar church stuff, down we go 1 Comment

yesterday i had the privilege of being part of doug pagitt’s sunday radio show to talk about down we go.  it was fun.  don’t laugh too hard at the end when i’m talking mid-sentence and that’s the end.  it’s the first part of hour 2, about 20 minutes long, the same amount of time it often takes to read one of my long posts, ha ha. you can listen to it here. it was a good lead-in to my next blog post that’s ruminating from our …

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more than the leftovers

kathyescobar spiritual formation 21 Comments

yesterday was the june synchroblog focused on faith, feasts & foreshadowing & the connections between the jewish celebration of shavout & the christian celebration of pentecost.  there are some really good posts, check out the links below.  i have had a nutty week and didn’t think i was going to participate and then yesterday, as i re-read some of the passages, a few thoughts (that might be a little on the well-that’s-a-stretch-to-make-that-connection-but-it’s-just-what-i-thought-of) came to mind. i haven’t studied the ins and outs of all of the …

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, …

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 …