Amy Butler

Amy Butler

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

Sometimes spiritual discipline requires a 'thumbs up'

Following Jesus is hard. An encouraging word may be what keeps us at it.

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Finding a place to ask the tough questions

The church must find a way to welcome and love and honor individuals honestly grappling with questions we can never fully answer anyway.

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Ghosts of Christmas past

It’s a beautiful irony of human experience that we work so hard to keep things static, and all the while they are always constantly changing.

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Not afraid of miracles

Miracles happen, because God is with us through everything.

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Embracing conflict

Welcome to the season of conflict avoidance.

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Don’t suck

If you’re answering a call to professional ministry, please don’t suck. This work is too important for anything less than excellent.

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Unwrapping the church

Questions about identity and calling in a congregation are rarely answered with the application of prepackaged strategies.

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The worst new church member speech ever

“Take up your cross and follow” can be a hard sell in a consumer culture.

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Government shutdown comes to church

You may have heard: we’re having a little national crisis right now.

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Church in the checkout line

People are looking for connection, whether in church or in the supermarket line.

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