Writings by Cole Huffman


All the Light We Cannot See

Cole’s book, He Made the Stars Also: Seven Stories That Had to be Told, is going to the publisher now (date of publication TBD). Below is a short excerpt from chapter 6 on the healing of the man born blind (John 9). Healing congenital blindness was something no one before Jesus did. It’s hard to overemphasize how miraculous a miracle it was. The Pharisees were right to investigate it because it was unprecedented. They were wrong to let their investigation mutate into... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 25
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The Longest Mile

The tension between our religious liberty and anti-discrimination considerations for LGBT people is thick. Should you get into a conversation about this with someone and they discover you are religious, they might ask you what you have against LGBT people. How do you respond? If someone flatly states you must think all gay people are sinners going straight to Hell, how do you respond? I have four ideas on this. First, don’t get pushed into a corner. Slow the conversation. Ask... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 22
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Full of Days

Happy families do exist, maybe just not in the Bible. Consider Job, the somewhere-east-of-Eden neighbor of Adam’s broken family. Job’s grown children were happy in that they enjoyed each other’s company. The text says they feasted together frequently. It kept their father up at night. Not because he feared Sabean raiding parties would attack them, but because he worried that his children might “curse God in their hearts” (Job 1:5). This was the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 6
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