Writings by Cole Huffman

The Jewels of the Egyptians in Service to Christ

The last time I really leaned on a film to illustrate a sermon was three years ago.  Why would that be memorable?  I was teaching Hosea in the Spring of 2008, and used a scene from the film adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novel  The Painted Veil to convey what it might have been like for Hosea confronting Gomer's infidelity.  I was trying to get my congregation into the emotion of the text and would use that scene again if teaching Hosea over.... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 31
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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... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 21
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The Hatchling is Tweeting

Below will appear as an article in our church's newsletter in April.  If you attend First Evan, think of this as an advanced copy. A couple of years ago I was asked by a friend in another city if I was on Facebook.   “No, I don’t exist,” was my chuckling reply and we laughed together about my intentional digital vagabondery.   E-mail and our church website served as my virtual homeless shelters—addresses for anyone seeking me in cyberspace and proof I wasn’t a total... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 15
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