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:

My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of...

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

America controls nearly 20 percent of the world's wealth. There are around six billion people in the world, and there are roughly three hundred million people in the United States. That makes America less than 5 percent of the world's population. And this 5 percent owns a fifth of the world's wealth.

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There is plenty of work to be done down here, God knows. To struggle each day to walk the paths of righteousness is no pushover, and struggle we must, because just as we are fed like sheep in green pastures, we must also feed his sheep, which are each other. Jesus, our shepherd, tells us that. We must help bear each other's burdens. We must pray for each other. We must nourish each other, weep...

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 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...

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