Writings by Cole Huffman


The World In Lazaretto

When I wrote my book about Jesus’ seven miracles in John’s Gospel, I learned that the name  Lazarus  has been converted into a term for a quarantine room—a  lazaretto . It’s apt: the need for quarantining due to contagion is so one can emerge “resurrected.” Owing to Coronavirus, the world is in lazaretto now. We’re all disrupted, waiting to emerge from social isolation. Lazarus and his sisters were personally close to Jesus, but... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 31
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Social Media Manners

In a gathering of pastors recently, the social media manners of church folk came up. Were we noticing self-professed Christians losing all orientation to peace and self-restraint when they get behind a keyboard? Shouldn’t we expect more from followers of Jesus? With the exception of the incarnation of the Son of God, everything human will sooner or later reveal its corruption. Social media is very human. It’s wonderful and terrible at the same time.  Perhaps you’ve... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 20
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The Books List 2019

When I lived in Nashville, a friend in the music industry told me about the night a famous artist pulled up to his house, asking if my friend had a copy of the artist’s CD he could borrow. I know the feeling, having no hard copy of my first book, He Made the Stars Also , published this year, in my possession at present. But I’m appreciative of all who do. I read some memoirs about fathers and fathering, like Bruce Feiler’s The Council of Dads , about a group of men... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 1
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