Writings by Cole Huffman


Repentance Deficit and Conviction Deficit

There are two primary deficits in the church’s witness, historically considered. One is repentance deficit and the other conviction deficit. Repentance deficit makes us seems superior to others. Conviction deficit makes us accommodate sin. The best contemporary definition of sin I’ve found is from Francis Spufford’s book Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense. Written as an apologia to a skeptical British readership,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 23 | 0 comments
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Jesus Tech

If Jesus walked our world today, would He use technology? Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Crowdsourcing? Many assume Jesus would want His message broadcast to the widest possible audience. Haven’t we read the Great Commission? So why wouldn’t He simulcast His Sermon on the Mount? Why wouldn’t He gain exponential followers through tweeting and posting? How many likes would His arm around a seeing Bartimaeus garner on Instagram?   The Lord can do anything... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 19 | 0 comments
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The Books List 2016

When else but 2016 to read Lorien Foote’s The Gentlemen and The Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army ? He tells readers about a particular group of line officers dedicated to undermining every moral reform of their commanders. They called themselves—are you ready for this—the Independent Order of Trumps! Foote details a war within the Civil War, fought within regiments, over competing concepts of manhood, similar to the dueling cultural dynamics within the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 2 | 0 comments
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