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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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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?

A Fruity New Year’s Resolution

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 03, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Is anyone else exhausted after the rush of the holiday season? I feel as drained as my parents’ stock of batteries was when I got a Sega Game Gear one year for Christmas.

Peace on Earth

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 27, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Christmas Day was this week and, I hope, at least some of our OFB readers are continuing the celebration with the Twelve Days of Christmas. As we do and as a New Year beckons, what do we carry from this holiday time into life?

The Procrastinator's Nifty Gadget Gift Guide

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 13, 2023 at 10:46 PM

Looking for something more unusual than a gift card to give this Christmas? Here at OFB we have a sampler of options that are (mostly) inexpensive and useful for those with a wide variety of interests.

Netbird Flies to My Remote Access Rescue

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 06, 2023 at 9:59 PM

When you write about an ongoing project it’s always risky that it’ll go south afterward. My attempt to link my home and office together with Netmaker last week had such a southerly flow.

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