Writings by Cole Huffman


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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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The Books List 2018

“Books! To fling myself into a book, to be carried away to another world while being at my most grounded…is literally how I have survived being here at all.”  —Anne Lamott,  Almost Everything: Notes on Hope The opinion is attributed to Aristotle that the body is at its peak between the ages of 30 to 35, and the soul is at its peak at about age 49. This then being my year of peak soulness, here in no particular order are some books that piqued my... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Nov 26
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Thank You, Eugene Peterson

“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”  (1 Corinthians 4:15) I consider Eugene H. Peterson a father in Christ. I’ve never met him, and will not this side of Heaven. As I write this, he is in hospice care.  Many have contributed to my pastoral formation, but from him I learned to be a literary pastor. That’s not one who writes scholarly or reads widely,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 18
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