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 Anne Lamott, from Traveling Mercies:

I was terribly erratic: feeling so holy and serene some moments that I was sure I was going to end up dating the Dalai Lama. Then the grief and craziness would hit again, and I would be in Broken Mind, back in the howl.

The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again...

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

Several years ago I heard a woman tell about the funeral of her daughter's friend, a high-school student who was killed in a car accident. Her daughter was asked by a Christian if the young man who had died was a Christian. She said that he told people he was an atheist.  This person then said to her, "So there's no...

Click here to see the video of Frederick Buechner's reading from Whistling in the Dark

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 March 8, 2015 we will celebrate The Third Sunday in Lent.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of 1 Corinthians...

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

When Your Mind Wanders — The Spirit Is There Too

Does your mind ever wander when you pray? Sometimes it is good for us to take a few moments at the beginning of a prayer to slow down our mental metabolism and help us focus. It can be helpful for us...

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 analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.

 

-Originally published in Now and Then

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

Grief, as I read somewhere once, is a lazy Susan. One day it is heavy and underwater, and the next day it spins and stops at loud and rageful, and the next day at wounded keening, and the next day numbness, silence. I was hoarse for the first six weeks after Pammy died and my romance ended, from shouting in the car...

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

And whenever people claim that one group is in, saved, accepted by God, forgiven, enlightened, redeemed-and everybody else isn't - why is it that those who make this claim are almost always part of the group that's "in"?

Click here to see the video where Frederick Buechner is interviewed at his farm in Vermont. 

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 March 1, 2015 we will celebrate The Second Sunday in Lent.  Here is this week's reading from the book of Genesis:

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