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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Jackie Robinson’s lesson for the church

Amy Butler

It’s hurtful when people hate you just because of who you are.

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A letter to the SBNR

Amy Butler

Instead of spending so much energy trying to repackage religion for the religious “nones,” maybe churches should focus on being faithful to God.

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When the truth shouts

Amy Butler

As unwelcome as it may seem at the time, hearing hard truths spoken in love opens the door to spiritual growth.

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Resurrection hurts

Amy Butler

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

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Preaching when you have nothing to say

Amy Butler

One downside of getting to preach every Sunday is you can’t take a week off to shut up and listen.

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Knowing what not to say

Amy Butler

Every well-meaning person should be required to take a basic class in pastoral care.

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