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The Midnight Oil (June 21, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:35 PM

What makes us foolish vs. wise in God’s eyes? That’s the question of the night as we dig into Matthew 25:1-13 (The Wise and Foolish Virgins). Got a few minutes? Please join me. :-)

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 25: Song of Songs)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:48 PM

Jim Krenning takes us to Song of Songs this week for 52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks. It’s a great message and I hope you’ll take a moment to be blessed by it.

When Do I Need to Start Loving Cubs Fans? (June 14, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:24 PM

Are we prepared for Jesus’s return? Pastor Tim continues our series in Matthew 24-25, looking this week at Jesus’s call that we always be prepared.

Not the Enemy

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 12:30 PM

Facebook reminded me that I wrote the following 4 years ago today. The point seems even more applicable now than it did four years ago…

Today’s attack against the Republican baseball team by someone apparently angry because of his opposing political ideology is an example of why we need to change our rhetoric. We need to stop acting as if those whom we disagree with are the enemy. At times we may disagree. At times those whom we disagree with might be genuinely wrong, even. The problem is when we take “I disagree” or “I think you are wrong” and turn it into “I think you are evil.”

As Christians, we are called by Christ to lead the way on this: when we interact in the political sphere or anywhere else, we should have our words filled with Christ’s love, even when we must disagree.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 24: Titus)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:15 PM

Join us this week for a visit to the Epistle to Titus, thinking about who we are, who God is and how He loves us.

To Heck with Crassness

Do Trite Curse Words Really Help "Art"?

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:04 PM

My latest take on OFB, tackling the subject of f-bombs and the like in current pop culture:

I’m tired of it. I’m tired of every currently running TV show someone tells me to watch being littered with content that might make even the proverbial sailor blush. With so many forms of entertainment now freed from the reach of the FCC’s decency rules, it is now countercultural if dialogue or song lacks a peppering of the coarsest words. Is this really the best we can do?

Zippy Episode 4

The Spirit Throughout

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 11:49 AM

Jason Kettinger and I packed a LOT into this episode of Zippy the Wonder Snail. 🏁🐌🏁 Hope you’ll zip along with us as we touch on some very important topics!

The Snail returns! 🏁🐌🏁 Timothy and Jason zip through topics hopeful (the #HolySpirit is with us!) and challenging (#ChurchToo and the need to stand against abuse in the church) alike. This packed episode also include a Facebook versus Twitter discussion, social media for #prayer, and a brief #EndTimes discussion. #UpperRoomDiscourse #RussellMoore #ERLC #SpiritualAbuse #OlivetDiscourse

The Weak Get Going? (June 7, 2021)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:53 PM

Persecution is a difficult topic to preach on. I don’t want to be persecuted, so saying, “That’s something God said would happen,” isn’t exactly a message I want to hear. But, when we understand how God works and what He calls us to do, at least the difficulties we face start to make more sense.

52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks (Week 23: Malachi)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:00 PM

Please join me for a trip to Malachi during 52 Verses - 52 Books - 52 Weeks. And, no, we’re not going to look at the “one verse” that always seems to get quoted there — there’s more to explore from this prophet!

Time Machines Need Not Apply

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 10:24 PM

Everyone is bound to make mistakes when publishing large volumes of material, so it isn’t surprising — especially in a year like this last one — that the Verge’s Jacob Kastrenakes accidentally said the WarnerMedia-Discovery tie up would occur mid-2020 when he meant mid-2022. But the correction is just so good:

Correction June 1st, 3:45PM ET: The deal is expected to close in mid-2022, not in mid-2020 as this article initially misstated, which would require a time machine.

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