Writings by Cole Huffman

I Have A Pulpit

This used to be my reason for not having a blog, that I have a pulpit.  Of all communication mediums in existence the pulpit uniquely perseveres, always rising up to outlive its pallbearers who pronounce its irrelevance. 

The pulpit is my communication priority.  It is why I live with creative deadlines most every week of my life.  It is why I have a sobering level of influence with more people than I would otherwise.  The pulpit simultaneous elevates and cuts me down to size.  I've gone home on Sunday afternoons with diametrically opposite responses to the same sermon colliding in my mind: some thought it was brilliant, others thought it was boring; some had their confusion clarified, others had their clarity confused.

The pulpit is a source of exhilaration and depression, joy and pain.  It is authoritative vulnerability.  It is both public and personal, glory and folly, a privilege I get to do and something I have to do.  "Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ" (2 Corinthians 2:16b-17).

Posted by Cole Huffman at 4:36 PM
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