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: 

 

When people use the word "Jesus," then, it's important for us to ask who they're talking about.

 

Are they referring to a token of tribal membership, a tamed, domesticated Jesus who waves the flag and promotes whatever values they have decided their nation needs to return to?

Are they referring...

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a great feast. That’s the way of it. The Kingdom of Heaven is a love feast where nobody’s a stranger. Like right here. There’s strangers everywhere else you can think of. There’s strangers was born twin brothers out of the same womb. There’s strangers was raised together in the same town and worked side by side all their life through. There’s strangers got...

In our blog post every Monday we 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 September 6, 2015 we will celebrate The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of...

Click here to view the interview clip where Buechner discusses the mystery of life.

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

 

John remembers Jesus saying, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (chap.14).

 

This is as wide and expansive a claim as a person can make.

 

What he doesn't say is how, or when, or in what manner the mechanism functions that gets people to...

What's prayer? It's shooting shafts into the dark. What mark they strike, if any, who's to say? It's reaching for a hand you cannot touch. The silence is so fathomless that prayers like plummets vanish in the sea. You beg. You whimper. You load God down with empty praise. You tell him sins that he already knows full well. You seek to change his changeless will. Yet Godric prays the way he...

In our blog post every Monday we 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 August 30, 2015 we will celebrate The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost.  Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of...

For Senior Citizens Day here is an article originally published in Whistling in the Dark and later in ...

…there are some things I would be willing to bet maybe even my life on. That life is grace, for instance - the givenness of it, the fathomlessness of it, the endless possibilities of its becoming transparent to something extraordinary beyond itself. That - as I picked up somewhere in Jung and whittled into the ash stick I use for tramping around through the woods sometimes - vocatus atque non...

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

 

As Jesus says in John 10, " I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen."

This should not surprise us. The gospel, Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians, "has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven" (chap.1).

 

Every.

Creature.

Under.

Heaven.

 

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