educate, advocate, agitate.

kathyescobar equality, ex good christian women, injustice, rants, women in ministry 22 Comments

in july i had the privilege of attending a banquet at the christians for biblical equality conference in pittsburgh. i couldn’t participate in the entire conference because of my kiddos, but my daughter and i went for the evening because they gave me the “priscilla & aquila award” for standing up against gender inequality in the church. it was an unexpected surprise earlier in the year and definitely an honor.  i was also grateful to hear from such passionate and dear men and women dedicated to …

white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, economic privilege

kathyescobar equality, healing, injustice 25 Comments

i will never know what it’s like to be a person of color.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. i will never know what it’s like to be gay.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. i will likely never know what it’s like to be poor and live in section 8 housing.  i can only listen and learn from my friends & family who are. but i do know what it’s like …

why sometimes i get sad

kathyescobar crazy making, equality, fundamentalism, injustice, leadership, women in ministry 107 Comments

last month a mainline pastor from a small town outside of denver got in touch with me to see if i would be willing to come speak to their high school’s baccalaureate service in may.  they were looking for a female pastor, someone who would inspire the kids & open up some doors that hadn’t been opened previously by some of the standard baccalaureate sermons/messages. i really appreciated his enthusiasm & desire to press the envelope a little (and the date worked for jose & i …