Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Books

Out Walking a Line

A minister from across the pond, in an old book you haven’t read, made the observation that young pastors will try to attain by one jump the height others have reached by a long series of single steps in a quarter century of labors. I’ve been laboring at preaching now a quarter century. That’s not a lot of time as time goes, but enough time to find your voice and know your reach as a preacher. It’s enough time to maybe have something to write for publication. The risk in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 19 | 0 comments
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The Books List 2016

When else but 2016 to read Lorien Foote’s The Gentlemen and The Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army ? He tells readers about a particular group of line officers dedicated to undermining every moral reform of their commanders. They called themselves—are you ready for this—the Independent Order of Trumps! Foote details a war within the Civil War, fought within regiments, over competing concepts of manhood, similar to the dueling cultural dynamics within the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 2 | 0 comments
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The Books List 2015

“I have never understood people who don’t have bookshelves.” George Plimpton said that. Twenty years into ministry mine are almost full, which makes me feel less like a voluminous reader and more like the bigger barns guy in Luke 12. Except that I read in order to be rich toward God, even when reading about mithridatism, a practice I don’t recommend (from a book I won’t recommend). The following books aren't all recommendations, but I gained something from each one: How Dante Can Save Your... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 1 | 0 comments
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