Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Christ

Repentance Deficit and Conviction Deficit

There are two primary deficits in the church’s witness, historically considered. One is repentance deficit and the other conviction deficit. Repentance deficit makes us seems superior to others. Conviction deficit makes us accommodate sin. The best contemporary definition of sin I’ve found is from Francis Spufford’s book Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense. Written as an apologia to a skeptical British readership,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 23 | 0 comments
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Jesus Tech

If Jesus walked our world today, would He use technology? Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Crowdsourcing? Many assume Jesus would want His message broadcast to the widest possible audience. Haven’t we read the Great Commission? So why wouldn’t He simulcast His Sermon on the Mount? Why wouldn’t He gain exponential followers through tweeting and posting? How many likes would His arm around a seeing Bartimaeus garner on Instagram?   The Lord can do anything... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 19 | 0 comments
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A Wilderness Unto Ourselves

How do we know we’re making progress in our faith? Peter’s list of seven supplemental virtues comes to mind, as does the premium Paul puts on prayer throughout his letters, and the emphasis John puts on relational integrity. These are core competencies. The Bible also presents role competencies. Faithful fathers, for instance, don’t lord it over their kids. That doesn’t mean, by the way, that every kid in the wilderness of rebellion was sent there by an overbearing... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 18 | 0 comments
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