Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Christ and Culture

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 | 0 comments
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The Sun Comes Back

It rained on our First Evan staff eclipse party. We had the right NASA-approved glasses. We had geographic proximity to the line of totality. But at 1:22 pm on August 21 at 735 Ridge Lake Boulevard, dark clouds obscured peak viewing. About an hour later the rainclouds departed. By then all that remained for viewing was the sun and moon doing their impersonation of Pac-Man. It took me back in memory to my only visit to Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There with two of my... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 31 | 0 comments
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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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