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

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 adults between... Read More
Posted by Megan Denney at Jun 27

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 invitation—to walk the aisle... Read More
Posted by Megan Denney at Jun 22