Writings by Cole Huffman

Category: Voting

A Wilderness Unto Ourselves

How do we know we’re making progress in our faith? Peter’s list of seven supplemental virtues comes to mind, as does the premium Paul puts on prayer throughout his letters, and the emphasis John puts on relational integrity. These are core competencies. The Bible also presents role competencies. Faithful fathers, for instance, don’t lord it over their kids. That doesn’t mean, by the way, that every kid in the wilderness of rebellion was sent there by an overbearing... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 18
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Decision 2016

What does voting in presidential elections have to do with love for neighbor? My neighbors aren’t all the same. My unborn neighbor, for instance, certainly appreciates a candidate for high office who believes his person is entitled to protections. That same candidate might deploy my military neighbor to the Middle East, depriving his baby of his presence for months at a time, maybe even permanently. My candidate may accept God’s designs for human sexuality as fixed and my... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jan 13
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Why I Don't Preach the Vote

It doesn’t happen with as much frequency or gusto as it used to, but in each presidential election season I am stopped in the halls of our church by concerned citizens urging me to please address our civic duty to vote, or please gather our people together “to pray for this election.” I am opposed to neither. Let me state it differently: I am for voting and praying for officials and elections. There is a long and esteemed American tradition of preachers speaking out on current issues,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 6
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