Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Doubting

Talking to Myself About Unanswered Prayer

What should you do with the disappointment of unanswered prayer? Most every Christian knows what it is to make requests of God that go unmet. I’m not referring to last resort or emergency flare prayers, although God answers those at times, but the experience of regularly drawing near with a need it seems the Lord stonewalls. Why is the one who can heal anything opposed to healing me of my thing? Why is the one who sends prodigal sons home leaving mine in the far country? Why is the one who... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 23 | 0 comments
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Beyond the Shadow of a Devotional Doubt

In a recent sermon on Matthew 13:31-33—two word pictures Jesus directed at doubters of Himself and His kingdom—I quoted two authors on doubting. Many asked for copies of the quotes. I take it we all know and love a doubter or two. Here are both quotes in full with commentary in between: “Because the broader culture treats doubt as the apex of our intellectual experience, there are cultural incentives for those who embrace it. For young, culturally cosmopolitan evangelical... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at May 21 | 0 comments
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Respect in the Ruins

Art school is the devil. So I was told by a man who has seen two of his sons’ faith metastasize in matriculation. He wasn’t blaming the college. No one takes your faith from you, you lay it down. Apostasy becomes its own art form in places where peers like to sepia wash their souls. Heartbroken for his sons, that man nevertheless wanted to maintain relationship with them. So he had a conversation with them. He told them something about themselves, something undeniable: They want... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 10 | 0 comments
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