Writings by Cole Huffman

Taught to Abound

G. K. Chesterton believed gratitude was an issue for atheists enjoying sunsets. Who have they to thank for the evening sky aglow? Theists wanting to offer that up as a See! See! plausibility for God be warned: most atheists today shrug off Chestertonisms. They don’t necessarily believe gratitude has to be directed to anyone to be experienced. Who do I thank for designating October Pastor Appreciation Month? The creator is unknown to me though a web search turned up an interesting... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 24 | 0 comments
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To Regret or Not to Regret

To make a regret, take a pound of mistaken notions. Thaw at room temperature then season to taste. Bake on high heat. Remove the dish without oven mitts. Get treatment for your burns. If revenge is the dish best served cold, regret is the experience of feeling you burned yourself but didn’t have to. Tattoo mistakes become Internet memes, and one is particularly karmic: “NO REGERTS” etched on some hapless forearm. Regret is an inky thing in its own way, indelible to... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 7 | 0 comments
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A Wilderness Unto Ourselves

How do we know we’re making progress in our faith? Peter’s list of seven supplemental virtues comes to mind, as does the premium Paul puts on prayer throughout his letters, and the emphasis John puts on relational integrity. These are core competencies. The Bible also presents role competencies. Faithful fathers, for instance, don’t lord it over their kids. That doesn’t mean, by the way, that every kid in the wilderness of rebellion was sent there by an overbearing... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 18 | 0 comments
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