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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Every Wedding a Dream

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

A DREAM IS A compression of time where the dreamer can live through a whole constellation of events in no more time than it takes a curtain to rustle in the room where he sleeps. In dreams time does not flow on so much as it flows up, like water from a deep spring. And in this way every wedding is a dream, and every word that is spoken there means more than it says, and every gesture-the clasping of hands, the giving of rings-is rich with mystery. Part of the mystery is that Christ is there as he was in Cana once, and the joy of a wedding, and maybe even sometimes the tears, are a miracle that he works. But when the wedding feast was over, he set his face toward Jerusalem and started out for the hour that had not yet come but was to come soon enough, the hour when he too was to embrace the whole earth and water it with more than his tears.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ask For It

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 July 24, 2016 we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the gospel of Luke:

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"The Verbal Transition"

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In this excerpt from my new book, Think Like a Filmmaker, we’re taking a look at the verbal transition, one of the many practices of the verbal artist. You’re invited to use the reflection questions at the end as you think about how the verbal arts are used to clarify, beautify, and usher in the elements of your worship.
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Doing nothing: an essential spiritual practice for church leaders

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

It's important, especially for church leaders, to do nothing every day, every week and every year.
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July 11, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Amos

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 July 17, 2016 we will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
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July 08, 2016

Grace

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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July 07, 2016

"Symbols: Drawing Meaning from the Ordinary Stuff of Life"

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

In this excerpt from my new book, Think Like a Filmmaker, we’re taking a closer look at how visual artists use symbol to enrich the texture of worship. You’re invited to use the reflection questions at the end as you think about how the visual arts enhance the worship life of your community.
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July 05, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Neighbor

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 July 10, 2016 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
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July 01, 2016

Sunset

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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