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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

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 October 26, 2014 we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the book of Deuteronomy:

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

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 October 19, 2014 we will celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the gospel of Matthew:

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October 10, 2014

Life Has a Plot

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

The following excerpts from Frederick Buechner and Rob Bell describe how they feel that life has a plot.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

October 06, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Aaron

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 October 12, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

October 03, 2014

The Lord's Prayer

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Buechner's reflection on our most commonly used prayer.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

September 29, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

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 October 5, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

September 25, 2014

Church Talk

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

With so much conversation taking place at church in committee meetings, classrooms, and hallways, what holds them together?
The Rev. James Ellis III Article

September 22, 2014

Digging Beneath the Surface (A Sermon on John 4:7-18)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

For many reasons, at times Christians today are characterized as "holier than thou" types quick to point to others' moral shortcomings, who rarely take their own tattered lifestyles to task. Jesus, however, compels everyone to dig beneath the surface of their own lives and the world's status quo to become "whole" individuals. In this text, Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman provides a good opportunity to explore that theme.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

September 22, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Godric's Prayer

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 September 28, 2014 we will celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Rev. Chris Thomas Article

September 22, 2014

7 Things Your Pastor Wants You to Know (But Probably Can't Tell You)

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

There are always things (some serious, others not so much) that pastors wish they could just come right out and tell their parishioners. They seldom do, however, for fear of sounding defensive, making relationship awkward, or (wort of all) termination. These are just seven such things that come to mind.