Campolo Fellows Lecture Series with Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

The final segment of the fall 2019 Campolo Fellows
Lecture Series will take place next week, November 7-9, 2018, when the Rev.
Dr. Amy Butler
delivers a series of talks for the Campolo Center for
Ministry, Eastern University and Palmer Theological Seminary.  The spring 2019 visiting fellows will be
announced soon. 

 The three-day series will conclude with Dr. Butler’s lecture on Friday, November 9th entitled, Preaching the Gospel when the World is Falling Apart.  She summarizes her talk as follows:

Jesus didn’t start a church, he started a movement.  Many people are talking about whether the church can survive.  The more important question is, should we?  If the church is not preaching a gospel relevant to people’s lives or that speaks prophetically to the brokenness of our world, is it time we pass the microphone to someone else?

We invite you to join us for these public sermons, lectures and discussions.

November 7th

10 AM: Eastern University Chapel “Fear, Forgiveness and Faith”
John 20: 1-18
via live stream here

11:30 AM Lunch with Campolo Scholars, students, faculty, staff and guests (Baird Library)

November 8th
11:30 AM Lunch with Campolo
Scholars, students, faculty, staff and guests (Walton Hall)

1 PM: Class: INST 150: Intro to Faith, Reason and
Justice (HHC 104; limited seating)

4:30 PM: Social Work 110: Human Diversity &
Social Interaction (HHC 222; limited seating)

 6 PM “Chapel
& Chew” Devotion with Campolo Scholars and Seminary (McInnis 251)

November 9th
10 AM: Windows on the World Lecture: “Preaching the Gospel when
the World is Falling Apart” (

11:30-1 PM: Luncheon and Q & A with Faculty/staff, Campolo
Scholars, student campus ministry leaders, seminarians and special guests
(Baird Library) 

For questions about the Campolo Fellows
Lecture Series, please contact the Campolo Center at
or 610-341-1715.

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler is Senior Minister of The Riverside Church in New York. 

Pastor Amy Butler is the
seventh Senior Minister and first woman to serve at the helm of the Riverside
Church. She holds degrees from Baylor University, the International Baptist
Theological Seminary, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Pastor Amy’s
professional ministry career began as the director of a homeless shelter for
women in New Orleans, Louisiana; she later became Associate Pastor of
Membership and Mission at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in the city of New
Orleans. In 2003, Butler was called to the position of Senior Minister of
Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown, where she was also the
first woman to lead that historic congregation.  After 11 years in
Washington, D.C., the congregation of The Riverside Church voted to call Pastor
Amy to the Senior Minister position.  She often talks about what a gift
and responsibility it is to be here at The Riverside Church in this moment,
working to live into a legacy of social justice advocacy and gospel community

When she’s
not busy leading the church, Pastor Amy enjoys exploring New York, taking in a
concert or a Broadway show, or hosting friends for dinner. She is an avid
reader and loves to write, recently completing her first memoir which was be
published by Penguin Random House Books in 2018. Pastor Amy is a single mom to
three amazing young adults who are each making their way in the world; they are
her favorites.  She is nourished by the support and care of the Riverside
community, excited for the voice and witness of this church, and optimistic
about the impact faith communities have on the world. She played the cello in
high school but that has absolutely no relevance to her current life.  Her
children would say that her status as a licensed motorcyclist is the direct
result of a midlife crisis, but she disagrees.

Pastor Amy on her blog or on
social media @PastorAmyTRC.



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