Writings by Cole Huffman


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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Everything We Own

The best tale in Finn Murphy’s The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road is of moving “Mr. Big” into a 25-million-dollar mansion in Aspen, Colorado. Eight bedrooms. Eleven bathrooms. Olympic-size pool in the basement. Mr. Big wouldn’t let the movers use any of the bathrooms. This despite the fact that executive VIP movers bring cleaning supplies to leave a place spotless behind them. But Mr. Big insisted they use a portapotty across the street where... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 18
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Forever's As Far As I'll Go

People say if you know something well you know it like the back of your hand. It seems I do not know the back of my hand that well after all. I wouldn’t be able to draw precisely from memory the vein pattern. I can’t say how many hair follicles are there. I do know my gold wedding band has worn a smooth circle around the base of my left-hand ring finger. I’ve loved being married to my college girlfriend from Florence. Our silver anniversary is May 22. The words that... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 25
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