Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Culture

Twenty Years Capsule

Twenty years ago, the dawn of a new century was only a couple of months away. Were you stockpiling goods due to Y2K fears? Software developers rushed to fix the “Millennium Bug,” staving off the chaos that would have ensued if computerized banking and defense systems collapsed.   Only Jonathan Cahn would find anything useful now in the Y2K books of old. Cahn’s hermeneutics—called eisegesis , reading into the text—was in play around Y2K. I remember... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 25
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Front and Center

In one of his books, Gregory Thornbury says he once told a European audience that evangelicalism is a suicide death cult. We criticize ourselves to death, he meant. It’s an off-the-wall way of putting it, but Thornbury was attempting to emphasize a recurring crisis in evangelical identity. While many in evangelical churches are saying they don’t know who we are anymore, most don’t know who we were to begin with. Evangelicalism, interdenominational in makeup, began as a... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 19
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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
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