Byline: By JOHN BUTTRICK

Mitigating the Opioid Crisis. January 22, 2019 I am not unacquainted with persistent aches and pains of a body living into its ninth decade...

I have a friendship with a family of Mexican heritage. The father is a naturalized citizen of the United States. While sitting around the dinner...

As Christmas approaches this year, with all the attention on the refugees and asylum seekers piling up at the U.S.-Mexico border, my thoughts turn...

It was the first of four Sundays in Advent leading up to the celebration of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. I was visiting Saugatuck United...

In mid-October I traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the four-day Advocacy Summit of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment...

As the news accounts of the recent shootings and deaths at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., disappear from TV “breaking news” and the...

I recently saw a rerun of an episode of Madam Secretary. The plot involved a near nuclear disaster. Believing Russia had launched hundreds of...

The only advice I was given before my first Thanksgiving meal on the family farm with three generations of my future wife’s family was, “Do not...

Rev. John Buttrick: A people divided

8/23/18

What a time this is! Two weeks ago a New Hampshire hate group targeted a Christian friend who accompanies, supports, and advocates for people in...

My British ancestors were undocumented migrants arriving on the northeast coast of North America in 1635. Several generations later some of the...

The Trump administration has created such a climate of fear toward immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the U.S. border that undocumented...

At a family gathering recently, I had a conversation with Sam (not his real name). He told me he had retired from the military after 20 years. He...

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