Author Archives: mjbutterworth

About mjbutterworth

I love drinking/making coffee, making/listening to music, riding bicycles, and reading about theology. I also like blogs that talk about those things. Most of all, I love Jesus because his gospel has changed my life.

The Trucks of Peru

I spent last week in Peru on a coffee sourcing trip for work. I expected to encounter incredible natural beauty and hoped to find some wonderful coffees. On both counts Peru did not disappoint. What I didn’t expect was to find … Continue reading

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Six Weeks

Hard to believe the little guy is six weeks old! He already loves books and recently learned how to smile.

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Introducing Archer Thomas

Three sleepless weeks ago my son Archer Thomas was born. It’s probably for the best that newborns need near-constant care, because there hasn’t been much time to have an existential crisis yet. I still can’t fathom being a dad yet. All … Continue reading

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Today if you hear his voice 

  After years of studying Greek to get a grade it’s so refreshing to simply read the New Testament devotionally. Looking back on it, school often felt like being in the wilderness. It’s a timely word in Hebrews 3:8. 

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Summer Reading List: Station Eleven 

 One of the many pleasures of being done with school ( for now ) is reading literature for fun once again. I took a social media poll as to what the next volume of my summer reading list should be … Continue reading

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Tulum

Julie and I spent four days in Tulum , Mexico to get away, reconnect, and relish our last moments before our baby arrives this summer. We were struck by the simple beauty of this Caribbean beach town, the delicious food, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Robar on Attention and Consciousness

“In narrative or literary terms, the skilled writer will carefully regulate his rate of information flow, so the reader will be alert enough to be able to process new information. A reader who is overwhelmed with material loses alertness and … Continue reading

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