breaking our american hearts

kathyescobar church stuff, incarnational, jesus is cool, spiritual formation, the refuge 5 Comments

this past friday night we hosted a theology camp called “the radical welcome of God: wisdom from benedictine spirituality.” two nuns from benet hill monastery shared their hearts & stories & practices with us. it was beautiful in more ways than i can count. my amazing friend & local spiritual director ellen haroutunian facilitated questions for the sisters and then we processed together and made a space for reflective time walking through 7 stations that represented the pillars of benedictine spirituality: community, humility, hospitality, reverence, stewardship/partnership, integration, and discernment.  …

living systems.

kathyescobar church stuff, leadership, the refuge 1 Comment

a few months ago, the refuge, along with some friends from several other faith communities, hosted a theology camp in denver facilitated by our amazing friend pam wilhelms, an organizational development consultant and executive coach.  the topic was “the soul of the next economy” and centered on the important intersection of money, people, and justice when it comes to systems. she works with business leaders all over the world who are very dedicated to creating new organizational models that focus on these three important elements–people, planet, …