Articles by Timothy R Butler
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.
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.
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.
How do we understand God saying His Word will harden hearts? What does that mean for us?
Join me on this uncertain week in our world, we turn to the next three Psalms, which remind of us God’s faithfulness to His people.
Are we called by God? Do we understand our calling any more clearly by way of Isaiah’s?
Jim Krenning shares from Psalms 22-24 — some of the most familiar words in the Psalms — this week as we continue our exploration of the Psalms this year.
I’m a fan of the filibuster. Here are my thoughts on it:
Joe Manchin and Krystin Sinema are due a heap of gratitude by all of us. Personally, I prefer a government that is stable and seeks to represent the whole of the country and not a specific subset and it is those two, and not figures I’d probably have been more inclined to elect, that are holding to the esoteric parliamentary rule — the filibuster — that offers us such stability.
How do we understand ourselves in relationship to God? Isaiah 6 challenges us to think about that.
Melanie leads us into Psalms 19-21 tonight as we continue exploring the Psalms and what they tell us about our God.