Welcome to Faith Shift: A Short Video Introduction

Welcome to Faith Shift: A Short Video Introduction July 10, 2017

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Welcome to Faith Shift: Hope and Healing for Spiritual Refugees, Church Burnouts, and Freedom Seekers!

I hope that this space can be a light in the darkness, a safe space to gain courage and wisdom, and a place for kindred spirits who are finding their way forward after everything they believe is coming apart.

Here’s a short video introduction to this blog, me, and the hope for this space.

The bullet points:

  • I’m glad you are here!
  • This space is for those who fit in the category of spiritual refugees (displaced because of deconstructed beliefs, lonely, and without a church home or safe space to process some of the feelings), church burnouts (just done with the same old same old and can’t sit and listen, sing, and go home anymore), and freedom seekers (those who long to be free from oppressive systems, are finding their voice and passions and gifts and want to use them freely, and who want a wider more expansive faith than they once experienced)
  • It’s not for everyone! If you don’t find your own experience in one of these three categories, haven’t unraveled a lot of what you once believed, and don’t know what it feels like to be disoriented and alone in a shifting faith, this probably won’t be where you want to read and listen.
  • I’ll draw on material from my book, Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart, my blog–kathyescobar.com, and other experiences and stories here.
  • I will delete comments that are scripturizing, theological correcting, and advice giving because none of those things are helpful to those of us whose faith is hanging on by a thread.
  • If after you watch, you will take time to comment, I’d love to hear who you are, where you are from, and how you found your way here.

Looking forward to what’s ahead here.

Peace, Kathy



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  • Mar FromWI

    Hi Kathy! Great to be here! Love the sign in the background — that sounds like my new “doctrine statement.”

    • ha, love that idea! a friend gave a few to me and they were propped in the office. 🙂

  • So excited for this new venture for you! So excited for the rest of us to have a safe space to process all the craziness that dysfunctional spiritual communities have taught. I’m excited to untangle some more in my own life and remember the good parts that faith communities have given me.

  • Janet Lane

    I’m with my friend, Maggie…You’ve provided a safe place for me to process the dysfunctional so-called Christianity-induced crazies over and over again for the past 3 years. I’m looking forward to gleaning more from your insight and wisdom. Thank you for what you do <3

  • Anna C

    I’ve read your book and followed you online since then. You speak to me and make me feel like my experiences and feelings are valid and real. I’m physically from Saskatoon, SK, Canada and spiritually from all over (Catholic – Baptist – Lutheran). I recently just left a church as a burn-out and I’m not sure what comes next.

  • L Lauralyn Citizen

    Yay Kathy! I love this, so well spoken, clear, authentic, direct, with boundaries and you look great!

  • Graham Wilkinson

    Kathy, in my opinion (for what it’s worth), your book is a spiritual life saver. Thank you for giving the experience of a faithshift the depth and dignity it deserves.

  • Laura

    This is exactly where I am at right now. I am looking forward to your blog.