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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Its Own Worst Enemy

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

I was on a train somewhere along that grim stretch of track between New Brunswick, New Jersey, and New York City. It was a gray fall day with low clouds in the sky and a scattering of rain in the air, a day as bleak and insistent as a headache. The train windows were coated with dust, but there wasn't all that much to see through them anyway except for the industrial wilderness that spread out in all directions and looked more barren and more abandoned as we approached Newark - the flat, ravaged earth, the rubble, the endless factories black as soot against the sky with their tall chimneys that every now and then are capped with flame, a landscape out of Dante. I was too tired from where I'd been to feel much like reading and still too caught up in what I'd be doing to be able to doze very satisfactorily, so after gazing more or less blindly out of the dirty window for a while, I let my eyes come to rest on the nearest bright thing there was to look at, which was a large color photograph framed on the wall up at the front end of the coach.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Pharisees

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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 reading on the same topic.


On August 30, 2015 we will celebrate The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the gospel of Mark:

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August 21, 2015

"What is Jesus doing in your life?"

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Buechner briefly describes the secular world we live in and a difference he found at Wheaton College.
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August 17, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Two Battles

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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 reading on the same topic. On August 23, 2015 we will celebrate The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost.
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August 14, 2015

In Honor of Maya Angelou

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

From an appearance on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club in 1992.
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August 10, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Bread

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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 reading on the same topic. On August 16, 2015 we will celebrate The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost.
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August 07, 2015

Why Preach?

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

An excerpt from a lecture on preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henderson Conference in 1986.
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August 05, 2015

Racism 101

Rev. Dwight McCormick (PCUSA)

What white folks often miss and are hesitant to admit is white privilege. It is only a beginning to realize we have privilege based solely on our skin color.
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August 03, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Absalom

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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 reading on the same topic. On August 9, 2015 we will celebrate The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost.
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July 27, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Nathan

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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 reading on the same topic. On August 2, 2015 we will celebrate The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost.