Writings by Cole Huffman


The Dove Not On My Shoulder

I’m currently reading Matthew Lee Anderson’s Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith .   Anderson is responsible for the mereorthodoxy.com blog that I keep a link to on this site.   In this his first book, Anderson devotes a chapter to tattooing: “Tattoos and the Meaning of Our Bodies.”   I’d not yet read a Christian author’s—or any author’s—treatment of the subject, so it interested me. I learned from Anderson’s chapter the following: that nearly 40% of... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 27
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A Few Kind Words for Camp

Three of our children are at two different Christian camps this week.   Of those three, our youngest camper recently asked me how it was I knew I would be a pastor someday.   My memory instantly transported me back to a balcony seat in the Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center on a humid North Carolina night in the summer of 1983.   The speaker was from Oklahoma, I recall, and one night during my youth group's week at Ridgecrest I left that seat—at the speaker’s... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 22
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My Little Chick

With Father’s Day approaching I am of course grateful for each one of my five children.   But one of my kids, fourth in the birth order and the youngest girl, is particularly on my mind of late.   Caley Kate (CK) is eight-years-old (turns nine in October), and I’ve mentioned her before in other writings on this blog.   The above picture of her was taken on Easter. A couple of years ago CK was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   In her case this... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 16
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