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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The Case of the Missing Wordle

By Timothy R. Butler | Mar 20, 2024 at 9:02 PM

Disaster struck a few weeks back. After 291 days straight, my Wordle victory streak crashed and burned. I should say, the computer thought it ended. I got another day’s word correct, but my account was marked as if I’d missed it. Talk about a genuine crisis.

Deals This Weekend on a Thunderbolt Dock and HomePod mini

By Timothy R. Butler | Mar 09, 2024 at 9:34 AM

This weekend is packed with several uncommon and good tech deals, particularly for Apple users. If you’re in the market for a smart speaker or Thunderbolt dock, you will want to check these out.

Is a Church Online a Real Community?

By Timothy R. Butler | Mar 06, 2024 at 10:40 PM

What makes for genuine community? Everyone had to wrestle with that in 2020 when community as we had thought of it was abruptly severed. Four years later, we continue to grasp for the precise answer to the question in our moment.

Cleaning Up One’s Own House

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 28, 2024 at 9:11 PM

We’ve gotten bad (worse?) about cleaning up our own messes. Sure the other side is a mess, but it’s time to care more about doing what’s right than playing for loyalty or ephemeral victories.

iA Writer: A Quiet Place to Write

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 21, 2024 at 9:19 PM

Since I first traded WordPerfect for Microsoft Word in the 1990s, I’ve never been able to get away from it. Every once in a while I’ll find something else to try, but iA Writer might be the first one to stick.

Repentance is a Love Letter from God

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 14, 2024 at 4:27 PM

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day collide this year. The combination feels bizarre: a day associated with fancy meals and rich desserts has been forced to share a table with one that focuses on our failures. Yet a common thread weaves between: love.

The AI Revolution a Year In

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 07, 2024 at 9:24 PM

A year after Microsoft unveiled its big push into AI riding on the early wave of ChatGPT excitement, we haven’t come to terms with how AI fits into our world. Sorting it out will take time, but we need to start doing so with the assumption it is here to stay.

Donald Swift

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 31, 2024 at 11:14 PM

This week, I saw a meme that gave me a moment of clarity. Donald Trump and Taylor Swift have an awful lot in common. Call me fearless — the last sentence could lead to nearly all of the Internet hating me — but the comparison is worth entertaining to consider our political moment.

Polling is Not Voting

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 24, 2024 at 6:39 PM

The primary season is over. With New Hampshire handing President Donald Trump a decisive win and clear polling in his favor ahead, it’s time for Ambassador Nikki Haley to concede the inevitable and step aside. Er, wait a second… I haven’t voted yet!

Marvel Has Been Unique, Now It Is a Cultural Echo

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 10, 2024 at 3:38 PM

Yesterday, Marvel Studios premiered a new streaming series on a fascinating character. I don’t plan to watch it. With Echo, Marvel has bowed to the inescapable dogma of HBO that a series must splatter blood or rip off clothes to be prestigious. Why would one of the most successful franchises in history shed the family-friendly tact that made it stand out in the explicit modern media landscape?

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