Articles by Timothy R Butler

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Do I See My Mission? (March 28, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:10 PM

Are we shining lights into our world or are we spreading darkness? As we continue in Philippians 2, we’re challenged to think about our role in showing God’s light in this world.

Songs for Our Temple (Week 13: Psalms 37-39)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:46 PM

Join the Psalminizers (Jason, Melanie, Jim and Pastor Tim) as we turn to our next three Psalms (37-39) and reflect on how they turn us towards our need for repentance and God’s grace.

Hidden in the Trees (March 21, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:53 PM

What does it mean to work out our salvation with “fear and trembling”? How does that help us to understand our calling as believers and as the church?

Songs for Our Temple (Week 12: Psalms 34-36)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:25 PM

Join Jason as we turn to our next three Psalms (34-36) and reflect on what they tell us about our God and His calling for our lives. Live tonight at 7:30 pm (CDT).

Underestimated (March 14, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:08 PM

Human nature leads us to want people to think highly of us. But what does the example of Jesus show?

Songs for Our Temple (Week 11: Psalms 31-33)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 12:11 PM

Join Jim as we turn to our next three Psalms (31-33) and are challenged in where we put our focus and hope in life.

Doughn't Mess It Up (March 7, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:09 PM

Being the church together is hard. How do we know what “ingredients” we need to rise to the calling God has for us?

Songs for Our Temple (Week 10: Psalms 28-30)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 3:19 PM

Melanie takes us to an adventure through our next three Psalms (28-30) as we continue going through all 150 Psalms this year on Sunday nights.

We Cannot Put It Off: Putin Must Be Engaged

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 3:44 PM

My thoughts on what we need to do regarding Ukraine:

As Vladimir Putin continues his best attempt to impersonate a schoolyard bully albeit with unimaginably horrible weapons at his disposal, the reason for staying back and watching is clear enough. Clear, but wrong. The time has come: we cannot be spectators or a mere supply chain: we must use the weight of NATO to stop by force the humanitarian disaster that is Russia’s unnecessary war.

Ash Wednesday on the Doorstep of War

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:23 PM

An Ash Wednesday reflection in the shadow of war:

It’s 3 a.m. and I’m on Twitter impatiently refreshing, looking for news from Ukraine. I check over on Ukrainian President Zelensky’s account, too, looking for signs he’s still alive and Russia hasn’t managed to find him yet. Probably a lot of you reading this are doing the same. Death looms large this Ash Wednesday, situated amidst the first global-level conflict of the Internet era.

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