Our Buechner blog features articles from Fred and guest authors, selected excerpts from Buechner books, audio and video recordings, and announcements from the Frederick Buechner Center.

Today's guest quote is by Rob Bell, from Love Wins:

A staggering number of people have been taught that a select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better.  It's been clearly communicated to many that this belief is a central truth of...

Click here to view Frederick Buechner's sermon.

In our blog post every Monday we will select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

On February 1, 2015 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.  Here is this week's reading from the Gospel of Mark:

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Nothing human’s not a broth of false and true.

 

-Originally published in Godric

Today’s guest quote is by Anne Lamott, from Traveling Mercies:

That April of 1984, in the midst of this experience, Pammy took a fourth urine sample to the lab, and it finally came back positive. I had published three books by then, but none of them had sold particularly well, and I did not have the money or wherewithal to have a baby. The father was someone I had just met, who...

Today's guest quote is by Rob Bell, from Love Wins:

First, I believe that Jesus's story is first and foremost about the love of God for every single one of us.  It is a stunning, beautiful, expansive love, and it is for everybody, everywhere.

That's the story.

"For God so loved the world..."

That's why Jesus came.

That's his message.

That's...

Click here to hear the audio clip where Frederick Buechner discusses his book Telling the Truth.

In our blog post every Monday we will select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

On January 25, 2015 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.  Here is a reading from the book of Jonah:

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Sin

Today’s guest quote is by John Ortberg, from The Me I Want to Be:

A study done a few years ago showed that the first sign of incompe­tence is our inability to perceive incompetence. We deceive ourselves about our intelligence, for example. I may think I'm pretty smart until I read about a student who did not miss a single question on the SAT, ACT, and PSAT combined. We deceive...

Buechner is speaking about his students when he taught religion at the Phillips Exeter Academy:

And what many of them brought with them was their hostility to religion in general and church in particular, their skepticism about the whole business of God, their determination, many of them, not to look interested even if they were, all of which means that in many ways they weren't as...

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