5 gifts we can give rachel held evans.

kathyescobar just because i thought it was fun 18 Comments

* this week is launch week for the awesome book, the year of biblical womanhood, by rachel held evans, yeah!  this post is part of a surprise synchroblog to celebrate and remind rachel how grateful we are for the ways she his breaking down walls and paving a road of hope for so many.  a bunch of other bloggers are participating and you can find the link list here.   * * * * * i have had the privilege of knowing rachel held evans through the …

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.  * * …

5 verbs each for equality

kathyescobar equality 8 Comments

verb [vurb] – a word that expresses action or a state of being. i have been traveling in the UK with my daughter for the past week and just returned (amazing trip, extremely grateful).  i was so happy to see rachel held evans’ blog series this week on mutuality.  she rocks, and i have great hope that her influence will continue to shape change for the wider church. so many others contributed pieces, too, and i look forward to reading more this upcoming week– inspiring!  i …

plant new trees.

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, equality, ex good christian women, injustice, leadership 57 Comments

“then God said, “let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” – genesis 1:26, NLT this past week i saw a flurry of facebook posts about john piper’s latest words about  masculine christianity.  i am pretty out of the blog-reading circuit because there are only so many hours in the day and mine are jam packed with people & kids & more kids & more people.  at the same time, i love that challenging conversations are happening and social media is a …

the golden rule

the golden rule

kathyescobar fundamentalism, healing, identity, relationships 14 Comments

**this post is part of rachel held evans’ synchroblog this week on the rally to restore unity.  there’s some fun stuff over there this week! * * * * * when i was a kid my mom had a plaque on her wall that said “whoever has the gold makes the rules”.  looking back, oh how true those words can sometimes be in the systems that we live in!   it was years later before i read the real golden rule, Jesus’ words in the sermon on …