Amy Butler

Amy Butler

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

Grace as a default system

Too often, we begin relationships by assuming we experience the world exactly the same way.

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When church really isn’t what we think it is

God is there in the warmth and light and messiness and hope and utter, miraculous gift of community.

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5 ways to respond when your pastor actually turns out to be human

Sometimes a congregation has to manage a level of discomfort in that reality.

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When miracles fly thick

The salvation ushered in by the birth of Messiah is God’s dream for the world, coming to be right here and now.

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From pride to fear

Following the news, American hearts don’t fill with pride — they’re pulled away instead, toward fear.

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The downside of diversity

Diversity takes careful tending, or it can easily veer off into unhealthy expressions of an ideal we want to model for the world.

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Love will conquer hate

The minute we give in to the fear and violence, hatred and death all around us, we become part of the problem.

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3 leadership strategies every pastor should adopt

Addressing church decline is about confronting a shifting reality.

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Got questions? You’re not alone.

Preaching on the book of Job is a new sort of preaching for me.

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Three steps your church can take to confront gun violence

Changing the culture of our country will take the determined efforts of people all across America.

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