Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Culture

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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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To See Behind Walls

God knows it’s not easy Taking on the shape of someone else’s pain                         —U2, “The Troubles” The finest definition of empathy I’ve found has it that empathy is the ability to become a naturalized citizen of another’s world. Naturalization, however, introduces its pilgrims to internal conflicts, for to make... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 12 | 0 comments
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Camels and Gnats, Terrorists and Refugees

One afternoon a young scholar toiled away on his PhD dissertation at a top American university’s Poverty Research Center. A poor person walked in. He’d seen the sign on the building and figured it was a place to get help. No one in the Poverty Research Center knew what to do except call security on him. Arthur Brooks tells that story in his book The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America . There in the Poverty Research Center wannabe wonks and social... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 15 | 0 comments
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