Amy Butler

Amy Butler

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

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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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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Singing for community

Just as back-up singers provide the real structure and strength of a song, the church can be that source of support for individual Christians.

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On-the-job training

After a decade in ministry, a pastor shares lessons that they didn’t teach in seminary.

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Why church matters

To know fully why church is an important part of life takes more than the pastor saying so.

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