Not afraid of miracles

Amy Butler

Miracles happen, because God is with us through everything.

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Embracing conflict

Amy Butler

Welcome to the season of conflict avoidance.

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Don’t suck

Amy Butler

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

Amy Butler

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

Amy Butler

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

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Government shutdown comes to church

Amy Butler

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

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Church in the checkout line

Amy Butler

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

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The shocking un-truth about church budgets

Amy Butler

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

Amy Butler

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

Amy Butler

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

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Why church matters

Amy Butler

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

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The church and Kanye West

Amy Butler

A rapper’s outside-the-box marketing campaign holds lessons for a declining church.

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The struggle is real

Amy Butler

Today, even after this historic and just Supreme Court ruling we get up and keep calling for justice, preaching a gospel of peace, sounding a prophetic cry.

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Back from the bridge

Amy Butler

They say hindsight is 20/20. That’s really just a nice way to say that you can only begin to make sense of some of life’s hardest moments when you can see them in the rear view mirror. From really far away.

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A safe space to be vulnerable

Amy Butler

Creating healthy communities that nurture vulnerability can be a great gift of the church.

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