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Articles by Timothy R. Butler

Timothy R. Butler is Editor-in-Chief of Open for Business. He also serves as a pastor at Little Hills Church and FaithTree Christian Fellowship.

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As X Spirals, the Fediverse Awaits

By Timothy R. Butler | Jun 08, 2024 at 2:15 AM

If you’ve read my columns over the last few years, you know I’ve been far less pessimistic about Elon Musk’s Twitter (err, “X”) than many, even when he’s made inexplicable decisions. Officially supporting pornographic publishing on X, though, is a line crossed and a good time to consider the best alternative.

Trump Isn’t the Savior (and Neither Is A Conviction Against Him)

By Timothy R. Butler | May 30, 2024 at 9:49 PM

I could have written this column, regardless of the outcome. Half the country has put its hopes in an all too human “savior.” Half the country has put its hopes on the defeat of that man. Today marks either a celebration or a catastrophe if one’s hopes rest on the state of President Trump. That tells more of our false hopes than anything else.

Warned to Death

By Timothy R. Butler | May 22, 2024 at 3:38 PM

I can barely hear right now. The cicadas’ songs are in full swing. One cicada isn’t that loud and many are still a wonder of the world, but what of the less pleasant cacophony of man-made noise we call “warnings” and “alerts”?

We Can't Stand Discussion

By Timothy R. Butler | May 15, 2024 at 12:31 PM

Who would have thought a National Review alum who has been a long-time Evangelical voice on politics, known for arguing for civility, would be a controversial choice to appear on a panel about politics in a conservative, Evangelical denomination? A few years ago, that’d have seemed absurd. Oh, for a few years ago.

iPad: Forged from the Humane or Destroyer Of It?

By Timothy R. Butler | May 08, 2024 at 9:26 PM

Apple created a lot of stir with the advertisement for its new generation iPad Pro. The shocking video shows a huge variety of things we love, including musical instruments and artistic tools, being crushed by a cold, dark metal press. Is Apple admitting its apocalyptic agenda?

Epomaker FirstBlood B67 Keyboard

Is This a Clearly Better Keyboard?

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 24, 2024 at 10:12 PM

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the uniquely styled, crowdfunded Epomaker B21, one of my favorite keyboards despite and, to an extent, because of its quirks. They followed it up with the B67, another keyboard that marches to its own drummer to delightful effect, quirks and all.

Mirrored Perils, Shattered Response

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 17, 2024 at 2:43 PM

In a parallel universe last week, Iranian drones and missiles were launched against two pro-Western democracies. The same two that received those volleys in our universe; just one bit was different in Universe Two: there, the West scrambled jets to protect Ukraine, leaving Israel to fend for itself.

Hamstringing Security in Pursuit of Blue Bubbles

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 10, 2024 at 10:38 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the wrongheadedness of the Department of Justice’s antitrust witch hunt against Apple. One reason amongst the many deserves its own consideration.

How About Separation of Politicians and Religion?

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 03, 2024 at 9:21 PM
The news cycle of Holy Week has convinced me: I don’t think we need further separation of church and state, but we need separation of our politicians from church. As a friend likes to quip, “You can help me more by helping me less.”

The Tyranny of a Thousand Zooms

By Timothy R. Butler | Mar 27, 2024 at 10:52 PM

The Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against Apple is one of the worst calamities to hit computer privacy in recent memory. If we want to understand where this could very well take us, we don’t need a hypothetical future horrible privacy mess, we need only look at Zoom video conferencing software.

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