Articles by Rev. Dr. Cole Hartin
December 9, 2020
Diminished expectations during COVID Christmas make it the perfect time to remember, as Rev. Dr. Cole Hartin writes, that our children are not instruments for parental self-fulfillment.
In this latter case, save from the tragic experience of infertility that still painfully persists, children were a kind of mysterious given, a fact of life When children are a given, a normal expectation of family life, one deals with them accordingly Whether the idealization of family is at the behest of fundamentalist Christian ideology or rather the progressive fantasies that one finds in popular shows like Modern Family, it serves as the elusive centripetal force of life
December 17, 2019
After attending a Diwali celebration for the first time, Rev. Cole Hartin examines how Christians might extend hospitality to those courageously visiting our congregations.
It’s important for us Christians to recognize the real courage it takes for folks to visit our churches, especially when they come as outsiders or minorities More Christians should lean into this approach, and warmly welcome newcomers into the strange new world of the Church My hosts were gracious a...