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 McLaren, from A New Kind of Christianity:

Paradigms and dogma can be defended and enforced with guns and prisons, bullets and bonfires, threats and humiliations, fatwas and excommunications. But paradigms and dogma remain profoundly vulnerable with anomalies are present. They can be undone by something as simple as a question – a question about...

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

We might think of our growth—and our perception of our growth—in four quadrants.

Incompetent and unaware. In this stage, not only am I incapable of doing something, but I don't even know how incapable I am. I can't sing, and I don't know how bad I sound. The first cost of incompetence is always the...

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The Frederick Buechner Center is pleased to announce the addition of Chinese-language website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for Frederick Buechner.   In each case, new pages are available...

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

“More than anything, prayer helps me get my sense of humor back. It brings me back to my heart, from the treacherous swamp of my mind. It brings me back to the now, to the holy moment, whether that means watching candles float on the Ganges or bending down in my front yard to study a lavish dandelion, delicate as a...

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

In Acts 15 Luke writes, "Certain individuals came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers 'Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.' This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them."

What's this sharp dispute...

By faith, we understand, if we are to understand it at all, that the madness and lostness we see all around us and within us are not the last truth about the world but only the next to the last truth….Faith is the eye of the heart, and by faith we see deep down beneath the face of things – by faith we struggle against all odds to be able to see – that the world is God's creation even so. It is...

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?:

“What we call the secular is actually the realm or domain of the Spirit. The secular - literally meaning the world, the realm outside of church control - isn’t profane. Rather, properly understood, it is sacred because the Spirit is and has always been active there,...

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

As a general rule, the harder you work to control things, the more you lose control. The harder you try to hit a fast serve in tennis, the more your muscles tense up. The harder you try to impress someone on a date or while making a sale, the more you force the conversation and come across as pushy. The harder...

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