Entries Tagged 'Uncertainty'

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.

Expires Soon (February 28, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:47 PM

How do we understand God saying His Word will harden hearts? What does that mean for us?

On the Battle Front (February 21, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 3:53 PM

Are we called by God? Do we understand our calling any more clearly by way of Isaiah’s?

At the Playoffs (February 7, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 9:28 PM

As we live as Christians, we face struggles and opposition. Shouldn’t life be easier? Should we find a way to make it easier?

Not Enough Green Squares (January 31, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:59 PM

Sometimes the deck appears to stacked and it’s hard to see how life will do anything but go from bad to worse. How do we have joy then?

Sorry, Sold Out (January 24, 2022)

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:21 PM

As we think about joy in dark places, Paul turns to those who are actually preaching the Gospel with the aim of discrediting him. What do we do when people and circumstances seem to want to hurt us?