Writings by Cole Huffman


In Praise of Failure

It epitomizes contempt to say to someone I hope you fail at everything you do . But what if I told you I hope you experience some failure at points ? I am actually serving you, saying this. During the Winter Olympics, an article appeared on Scott Hamilton. He was a figure skating medalist at the 1984 Games, and a longtime analyst for the event. “I calculated once how many times I fell during my skating career—41,600 times,” he said. “But here’s the funny... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 21 | 0 comments
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Turns of Phrase

How about a selection of favorite lines in Scripture? To keep it brief I’ll exclude the wisdom literature—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon—as the Bible’s best turns of phrase are plentiful in those books. Here are some I like: “Behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) Crescendo of the creation narrative. God’s sheer delight in his working and its fruits. Stars. Rocks. Waters. Aardvarks. People. It was all very good .... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 23 | 0 comments
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Franken, Stein, and Us

“I felt worse than ever. I felt like people whose respect meant a lot to me had begun to feel like I was a terrible person. I thought about Eliot Spitzer again, and about all the people he had let down because he couldn’t stop his own flaws from sabotaging his desire to do good.” The italicized words are underlined in my copy of Al Franken’s book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate . His words. Eliot Spitzer was a prominent New York politician who ruined his career in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 12 | 0 comments
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