Writings by Cole Huffman

Category: Musings

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Less Valuing of My Opinionating

Are there times when one shouldn’t share his opinion? Yes, of course. You think your aunt is hyperemotional, and you can’t stand that in a person. Fine, but leave her to it at your uncle’s funeral. Neither she nor any attender that day needs your fulmination on overreaction. Let’s press the opening question further. Are there subjects where I have no right to an opinion? The old bromide about everyone having a right to their opinion is still held by most Americans, I expect. This... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 19 | 1 comments
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The Difficulty of Labels

Years ago in my presence a friend’s easygoing but unflattering characterizations of others was softly rebuked by a man who said to him, “You like to pigeonhole, don’t you?” At that moment the rebuke was deserved. Pigeonholing is a kind of labeling that classifies someone as “the other” immutably. We all categorize to account for real differences. Categorizing itself does not disparage in drawing distinctions. As Lewis put it in The Four Loves , we do not disparage silver by... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 14 | 2 comments
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Decisions, Decisions

Every year my counsel is sought by people pondering major life decisions. How do I know whether I should make this move, take this job, marry this person? Is God’s will for me behind Door 1 or Door 2, or does God care one way or other what I decide? Did God put this interest before me or these desires in me? How much is up to me? How much has been ordained by God? What about Jeremiah 29:11? What about Psalm 37:4? What about Proverbs 3:5-6? What about James 1:5 or 4:15? What about Acts... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 5 | 0 comments
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