Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Preaching

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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Mistakes Were Made

Mistakes were made.  If you could fish with that line, you’d never stop pulling them from the water, because there is no one who doesn’t make mistakes.  By definition, mistakes are accidental rather than on purpose. Even the Law of Moses had a category for mistakes called “unintentional sins.” To err  is  human. Recently, I read  Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts . In it,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 17
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Thank You, Eugene Peterson

“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”  (1 Corinthians 4:15) I consider Eugene H. Peterson a father in Christ. I’ve never met him, and will not this side of Heaven. As I write this, he is in hospice care.  Many have contributed to my pastoral formation, but from him I learned to be a literary pastor. That’s not one who writes scholarly or reads widely,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Oct 18
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