Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Discipleship

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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Front and Center

In one of his books, Gregory Thornbury says he once told a European audience that evangelicalism is a suicide death cult. We criticize ourselves to death, he meant. It’s an off-the-wall way of putting it, but Thornbury was attempting to emphasize a recurring crisis in evangelical identity. While many in evangelical churches are saying they don’t know who we are anymore, most don’t know who we were to begin with. Evangelicalism, interdenominational in makeup, began as a... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 19
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Turns of Phrase

How about a selection of favorite lines in Scripture? To keep it brief I’ll exclude the wisdom literature—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon—as the Bible’s best turns of phrase are plentiful in those books. Here are some I like: “Behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) Crescendo of the creation narrative. God’s sheer delight in his working and its fruits. Stars. Rocks. Waters. Aardvarks. People. It was all very good .... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 23
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