When Discipline is Not An Option:

The Echo Life is about seeking wholeness through faith. As a blog especially written for Christians who are in the midst of daily struggle (and what Christian isn’t), we often focus on the process of sanctification, the process of working with God in the real removal of sin and brokenness in our lives. We take seriously the words of Paul to the church at Philippi when he states: Continue reading

Is Wile E. Coyote’s Heaven for real?

As a kid, nothing made me happier than early Saturday morning cartoons.  I loved waking up early and watching as many as my parents would allow. 

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Who didn’t love the epic battles between Tom and Jerry or the Roadrunner and ole’ Wile E. Coyote?!?  Nothing says children’s entertainment like violent cartoon characters finding creative ways to kill each other. 

This is not a critique of children’s entertainment at all.  I just wonder if our theology has outgrown our childish TV shows.  I cannot remember a single episode where at some point someone died and their angelic, opaque spirit, complete with wings and a harp, drifted towards the clouds and heaven.  Does our theology look any different or do we still hope and pray for our spirits to drift towards a heavenly bliss when we die?  Continue reading

Food For Thought (10.31.12)

The Echo Life has as a foundational premise for our motives and ethic promoted here on the blog and that is the fact that God is right now at work in the lives of those He loves, bringing wholeness in the midst of our broken realities. If the Christian community takes seriously that our justified state before God, made possible by the atonement of Christ, allows for continued growth in sanctification, then we also must affirm that our salvation is not simply a matter of declaration, that God simply says, “I accept you,” but that He says, “I am transforming you.” Sanctification affirms healing. Continue reading