Amy Butler

Amy Butler

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

Everyone had an opinion — except when they didn’t

After the Supreme Court’s ruling, some leaders seemed to try their best to make a statement without saying anything at all.

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Inappropriate disclosure or healthy vulnerability?

For ministers, the distinction can be a fine one.

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Congregational shifts are unsettling but essential

The constant of change is only affected by our ability to see it as opportunity rather than disaster.

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What kind of church are we building?

A gospel community convinced that Jesus’ message can change the world will find itself on the margins, actively welcoming strangers, modeling radical justice.

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4 ways tension will make your church a better congregation

But can we handle it?

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Rediscovering the space in which can God show up

It’s where our best work is done.

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Resurrection hurts

After the Easter sugar high ends, the real work of resurrection begins.

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Understanding one’s life as part of God’s work of redemption

There is extended to each of us a perpetual invitation to live into the possibility God holds for each of our lives.

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Making grace, not punishment, the default setting

People of faith ought to be the first to begin dismantling systems that keep us apart.

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Answering God’s call isn’t like choosing the right door

Finding what we’re meant to do with our lives is a messy, gritty, beautiful, painful, scary walk through the desert.

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