missing in missional: we need more stories like these…

kathyescobar church stuff, incarnational 10 Comments

* a few months ago chris chappotin asked a question to a few of us on twitter–”what’s missing from the missional conversation?” i’m not the best twitter-er, but i responded with the first thing that came to my mind: more real stories.  he asked if i’d write a post about it for a missing in missional series and here it is.  it’s kind of funny that both of these re-posts today have the word “missional” in them.  i’ll still go with incarnational any day!  also, if you …

missional pastoring head rattles

kathyescobar incarnational, leadership, the refuge Leave a Comment

* i love my friend phil shepherd, aka, the whiskey preacher.  he and his wife stephanie know the cost and beauty of nutty-in-the-trenches-with-people church planting.  whenever we are together it feels like a gift; i always leave feeling a little less crazy, a little less alone.   a few months ago he asked me to write a post about missional pastoring (my favorite word, ha ha) and some of the struggles of life at the refuge. i wanted to finally add it here for the archives. …

anger is not a sin

kathyescobar ex good christian women, faith shifts, mommydom 2 Comments

* remember this week i’m just archiving guest posts from other places over the past few months.  you might have read them before.  this one is from the amazing rachel held evans’ series on faith & parenting.  i just realized that i somehow never responded to any of the comments over there (in my mind i did, ha ha).  now it feels a little late to do that over there but if you want to add anything here, would love to hear your thoughts.  * * …

be yourself, everyone else is taken.

kathyescobar identity, just because i thought it was fun, spiritual formation 12 Comments

* some of you have already read this post; it was a guest post for lisa colon delay’s blog series on spiritual guidance for bloggers in april.  i wanted to post it here in its entirety for my archives. i know a lot of you might not blog, but i think we can easily replace “blogging” with “anything-we-are-trying-to-do-that-is-hard-for-us-to-feel-free-in”.   that could be our faith or a vocation or a new passion or a relationship or a whole host of other things.  the same principles apply.   i …

well-behaved women won’t change the church

kathyescobar church stuff, dreams, equality, ex good christian women, leadership 25 Comments

* most all of you have already read this post. it was part of ed cyzewski’s women in ministry series and got a lot of love.  there are some really great comments over there.  i had so much fun writing it and had no idea it would strike such a chord.  it’s so encouraging!  i am just posting it here now for my blog archives.  here’s to all kinds of mis-behaving… * * * * * Years ago, if you looked up the definition of “Christian …

justice: what love looks like in public

kathyescobar advent & lent, incarnational, spiritual formation 11 Comments

i am leaving today for el salvador for spring break with my family.  no cell phones, no internet, no tv. just us. oh yeah, we need it.  for this week, i thought i’d just share a post i wrote for christine sine’s lent series (the theme was called–easter is coming, what do we hunger and thirst for? and there are a great mix of posts over there).  enjoy the capital letters, too, ha ha. this post also reminded of the series i did last year on …