Writings by Cole Huffman

Category: Humor

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An Aspirant to Easy Edification

A mature Christian is easily edified. Harold Best said that, former dean of the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College. In describing mature Christians one hundred ways I don’t think that angle would have occurred to me and yet it’s so obviously true, isn’t it? A mature Christian is easily edified. Put another way, an experienced Christ-follower isn’t hard to encourage. Put another way still, the cruciformed person will extract minerals from even the most overcooked truth (clichés and... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 13
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A Few Kind Words for Laughs

Only bibliophiles read the “Acknowledgements” in books, where authors thank and praise those strangers-to-us they love and appreciate. We are occasionally rewarded with some finds in salutes, such as in the new biography Charles Hodge by Paul Gutjahr, about the renowned nineteenth century “Pope of Presbyterianism.” After acknowledging how long his project on Hodge’s life actually took—so long that one of Gutjahr’s sons mused Hodge might outlive his father though already dead—Gutjahr... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 21
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The Polyvinyl Chloride Chronicles

Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac. I notice bumper stickers. It comes with being an avid reader, or textocentric , if you prefer, and being a fan of Don Henley’s music. Put words before my bespectacled eyes and I read, even at 60 mph in six marginal lanes of Poplar between White Station and Mendenhall. Look out!   Much of what follows is satirical, like my all-time favorite bumper sticker: “I Climbed Mt. Juliet.” (It’s a town in Tennessee, not a mountain.)... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at May 24
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