Writings by Cole Huffman


Decision 2016

What does voting in presidential elections have to do with love for neighbor? My neighbors aren’t all the same. My unborn neighbor, for instance, certainly appreciates a candidate for high office who believes his person is entitled to protections. That same candidate might deploy my military neighbor to the Middle East, depriving his baby of his presence for months at a time, maybe even permanently. My candidate may accept God’s designs for human sexuality as fixed and my... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 13 | 0 comments
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Camels and Gnats, Terrorists and Refugees

One afternoon a young scholar toiled away on his PhD dissertation at a top American university’s Poverty Research Center. A poor person walked in. He’d seen the sign on the building and figured it was a place to get help. No one in the Poverty Research Center knew what to do except call security on him. Arthur Brooks tells that story in his book The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America . There in the Poverty Research Center wannabe wonks and social... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 15 | 0 comments
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The Books List 2015

“I have never understood people who don’t have bookshelves.” George Plimpton said that. Twenty years into ministry mine are almost full, which makes me feel less like a voluminous reader and more like the bigger barns guy in Luke 12. Except that I read in order to be rich toward God, even when reading about mithridatism, a practice I don’t recommend (from a book I won’t recommend). The following books aren't all recommendations, but I gained something from each one: How Dante Can Save Your... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 1 | 0 comments
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