Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Culture

Franken, Stein, and Us

“I felt worse than ever. I felt like people whose respect meant a lot to me had begun to feel like I was a terrible person. I thought about Eliot Spitzer again, and about all the people he had let down because he couldn’t stop his own flaws from sabotaging his desire to do good.” The italicized words are underlined in my copy of Al Franken’s book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate . His words. Eliot Spitzer was a prominent New York politician who ruined his career in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 12 | 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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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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