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 Brian D. McLaren, from Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?:

“Each ‘kind’ has a right to exist - and it has no right to deprive other kinds of their God-given right to exist. We might say that God’s original calling to each species was not to domination, revolution, purification, assimilation, competition, victimization, or...

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

Author Gary Thomas has written about how we all have what he calls sacred pathways—ways that we find naturally help us experience the presence of God. For instance, because one of my pathways is intel­lectual, I may find myself drawn deeply to God by a book that might put my wife to sleep. Because one of her...

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

Today’s guest quote is by Anne Lamott, from Help Thanks Wow:

“God keeps giving, forgiving, and inviting us back. My friend Tom says this is a scandal, and that God has no common sense. God doesn't say: "I have had it this time. You have taken this course four times and you flunked again. What a joke." We get to keep starting over. Lives change, sometimes quickly, but usually...

Today’s guest quote is by Rob Bell, from Jesus Wants to Save Christians:

Power is flowing through Jesus to the broken, blind, and lame—those who need it the most, who have no power. Jesus is a servant who uses his power in the service of compassion and love—that's what a servant does.

Isaiah had said this would happen.

A son of David, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Today’s guest quote is by Brian D. McLaren, from Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?:

 “[In the original goodness of creation,] we are created for harmony with one another, meaning ‘one with the other,’ male with female, us with them, in dynamic unity without uniformity - different but not divided, distinct but related and unified. What doctrine could...

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

The greatest battle of life is spiritual. It is the struggles with resent­ment and anger and greed and superiority that keep me from living in the flow with God. How often in spiritual life do we get burdened because we try to wield weapons that have helped someone else in the battle? We hear about how someone...

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