Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Church

Hills to Die On

During the Memphis snowpocalypse, I read a short book by Gavin Ortlund:  Finding the Right Hills to Die On . He offers a fourfold way of ranking doctrines. It’s as helpful for the pew as the pulpit: First-rank doctrines are  essential  to the gospel itself. Second-rank doctrines are  urgent  for the health and practice of the church such that they frequently cause Christians to separate at the level of local church, denomination, and/or ministry. ... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 18
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Surveyed

Recently, a four-question survey was given to the church through our adult classes. Normally, I feel about surveys like Darrell Royal felt about the forward pass in football: “Three things can happen when you pass, and two of them are bad.” Applied to surveys, it’s good to hear where people are and what they need. Open-ended surveys tend to send the ball all over the field, however, and if the leaders don’t catch every pass, unmet expectations are created. This... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 23
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Twenty Years Capsule

Twenty years ago, the dawn of a new century was only a couple of months away. Were you stockpiling goods due to Y2K fears? Software developers rushed to fix the “Millennium Bug,” staving off the chaos that would have ensued if computerized banking and defense systems collapsed.   Only Jonathan Cahn would find anything useful now in the Y2K books of old. Cahn’s hermeneutics—called eisegesis , reading into the text—was in play around Y2K. I remember... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 25
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