Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Pastoring

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The Remnant Will Rock On

At a conference just over a year ago, the few hundred pastors in attendance were asked to stand in order to sit, beginning with those who’d served their church five years or less. Most of the room immediately sat. From there the years increased: Five to ten years in one church? Ten to fifteen? Fifteen to twenty? How about over twenty years in one church? Audible wows and applause for the half-dozen men still on their feet. Used to be a long obedience in one church was nothing out of the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 25 | 0 comments
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Decision 2016

What does voting in presidential elections have to do with love for neighbor? My neighbors aren’t all the same. My unborn neighbor, for instance, certainly appreciates a candidate for high office who believes his person is entitled to protections. That same candidate might deploy my military neighbor to the Middle East, depriving his baby of his presence for months at a time, maybe even permanently. My candidate may accept God’s designs for human sexuality as fixed and my... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 13 | 0 comments
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Twenty Years A Preacher

In the memoir of his first pastorate, Open Secrets , Richard Lischer remembers his grandfather’s disenchantment with preachers started early: “My grandfather and his little brother hated it when the circuit rider came to town, because, since their daddy was a deacon in the Methodist church, the visiting preacher always stayed at their house and they had to shine the old bugger’s boots. The circuit rider preached the same sermon every time he came, pummeled the same vices of drinking and... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 29 | 0 comments
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