Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Books

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

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

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