Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler is senior pastor of The Riverside Church in New York City.

Finding a way forward through relationships

If the first time we’re meeting each other is in the streets protesting another tragedy, then the church has failed.

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Imagining our best selves

Remembering the baptism of Jesus as each new year rolls around is a powerful overlap.

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On saying goodbye and saying hello

While all that is new does not negate the pain of separation, learning to see with new eyes helps to ease the pain.

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Jumping in, feet first

Change is essential, but it won’t start without difficult conversations.

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Sigh. It’s that time of year again.

But what if stewardship wasn’t a season and giving was just a way of life?

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No longer singing alone

The community of faith pulls us toward a shared melody of hope and promise that will not let us forget God’s persistent invitation.

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From sugar-laced Halloween to somber All Saints reflection

What was once a strategic search for candy bars is now shaped by the pain of loss that colors every human life.

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The comfort of belonging

What’s your tribe? And does it matter?

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The shocking un-truth about church budgets

The church’s rapidly changing role in society requires new ways of looking at the allocation of financial resources.

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Figuring out a life of prayer

The latest turn in the journey reveals something significant.

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