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 Rob Bell, from What We Talk About When We Talk About God:

“I was twenty-five years old, just starting out as a pastor, and one evening after I'd given a sermon, a man named George walked up to me and told me that I needed to go to an AA meeting. I was totally caught off guard and muttered something about how I wasn't aware that I was an alcoholic. He...

Jesus is apt to come, into the very midst of life at its most real and inescapable. Not in a blaze of unearthly light, not in the midst of a sermon, not in the throes of some kind of religious daydream, but…at supper time, or walking along a road…He never approached from on high, but always in the midst, in the midst of people, in the midst of real life and the questions that real life asks....

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 Buechner...

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

 “Perhaps such a strong-benevolent faith will never be “main line,” but it can certainly be a lifeline in these conflicted and challenging times.”

Today’s guest quote is by John Ortberg, from Who Is This Man?:

“At the same time, Christians have often forgotten that the first thing that "belongs to God" is the obligation to love—including the obligation to love people who follow the way of other religions. A college teacher of mine wrote a book on Christian persuasion with a cartoon cover featuring a medieval crusader...

Click here to see the video of Frederick Buechner reflecting on Easter.

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

“When we think we can do it all ourselves— fix, save, buy, or date a nice solution—it's hope­less. We're going to screw things up. We're going to get our tentacles wrapped around things and squirt our squiddy ink all over, so that there is even less visibility, and then we're going to squeeze the very life out of...

Today’s guest quote is by Rob Bell, from What We Talk About When We Talk About God:

 “Being a good person, then, naturally flows not from trying to get on God's good side but from your realization that God has been on your side the whole time.”

Periodically our blog features one of Frederick Buechner's books.  In this article we highlight Telling Secrets, which is the third of Buechner's four memoirs.  Click here to learn more.

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The New Testament proclaims that at some unforeseeable time in the future God will ring down the final curtain on history, and there will come a Day on which all our days and all the judgments upon us and all our judgments upon each other will themselves be judged. The judge will be Christ. In other words, the one who judges us most finally will be the one who loves us most fully. Romantic...

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