Writings by Cole Huffman


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The Books List 2017

“I remember reading once how some Stone Age Indians from the Brazilian rainforest with no knowledge or expectation of a world beyond the jungle were taken to Sao Paulo or Rio, and when they saw what it contained—the buildings, the cars, the passing airplanes—and how thoroughly at variance it was with their own simple lives, they wet themselves, lavishly and in unison.” Bill Bryson put this in his book A Walk in the Woods to parallel his experience of entering... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Nov 16 | 0 comments
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XL Grace

Caleb, our 21-year-old son, has a drug and alcohol problem. On the inside of his left arm, Caleb sports a tattoo: XL. At first glance it looks like “extra large.” But it’s actually the Roman numeral for 40, as in Psalm 40, a psalm that has long articulated our hope for him. He knows that, and as a once-aspiring musician he thought it was cool that U2 put Psalm 40 to music on their War album (1983), and that Mom and Dad pray it for him. A friend once gave me an apt... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 25 | 0 comments
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Four Tasks

(In his series Praying the Gospel, Cole taught the Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11 and gave some particular counsel for when we know we need to forgive but don’t know how. This article is adapted from his sermon notes, where he moved to practice after establishing that only in the gospel do we find the wherewithal and motivation to forgive.) Jesus taught us to pray forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Still, this is a struggle. Part of... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 26 | 0 comments
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