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.

In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

On February 14, 2016 we will celebrate the First Sunday in Lent.  Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of Luke:

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After lecturing learnedly on miracles, a great theologian was asked to give a specific example of one. "There is only one miracle," he answered. "It is life." Have you wept at anything during the past year? Has your heart beat faster at the sight of young beauty? Have you thought seriously about the fact that someday you are going to die? More often than not do you really listen when people...

In honor of African-American History Month we are posting this text and video from Frederick Buechner's appearance on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club on October 4, 1992, where he discusses a lecture event he shared with Maya Angelou.
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YOU NEVER KNOW what may cause them. The sight of the Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you've never seen before. A pair of somebody's old shoes can do it. Almost any movie made before the great sadness that came over the world after the Second World War, a horse cantering across a meadow, the high school basketball team running out onto the gym floor at the start of a...

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 honor of "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day" we offer this article on Art, which was originally published in Whistling in the Dark...

From The Sacred Journey:

If God speaks to us at all in this world, if God speaks anywhere, it is into our personal lives that he speaks.

 

This reading by Frederick Buechner from Whistling in the Dark was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program, originally airing on 12/1/91.

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In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

On January 31, 2016 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of 1 Corinthians:

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If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher it would be something like this: Listen to your life.  See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.  In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last...

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