Writings by Cole Huffman

Category: Disappointment

Candles in the Wind

I hope I’ve learned by now to ache for the fallen pastor rather than pounce on him. God told Cain it is the impulse of sin to pounce. Self-righteous sin has especially strong quads. It doesn’t matter whether I personally know the fallen pastor. I know the job. It doesn’t matter whether his temptations beset me or not. Anyone is vulnerable to his basest desires. When it comes to the downfalls of public-figure pastors, we’re all in plaza seating in social media settings. I’m the young man in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 21
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Talking to Myself About Unanswered Prayer

What should you do with the disappointment of unanswered prayer? Most every Christian knows what it is to make requests of God that go unmet. I’m not referring to last resort or emergency flare prayers, although God answers those at times, but the experience of regularly drawing near with a need it seems the Lord stonewalls. Why is the one who can heal anything opposed to healing me of my thing? Why is the one who sends prodigal sons home leaving mine in the far country? Why is the one who... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 23
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When Is Leaving Your Church Ever The Right Thing To Do?

Some friends of mine in another city left their church. It happens at First Evan too; people leave us for other churches and people leave other churches for us. Call it the evangelical diaspora. But when is this ever the right thing to do—leave your church? Lists can be dubious, but here are five reasons not to leave your church: Because you’ve been wounded: Wounded people usually go out one of two ways: either silently into that good night hoping no one will notice their leaving, or... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 25
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