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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

In Your Own True Voice

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This article is a portion of Buechner's commentary about preaching when he spoke at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in April 2004.

The text I love that has to do with preaching is from First John where he says, "that which was from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our own hands concerning the word of life, that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to use so that you may have fellowship with us and our fellowship is with the Father and with his son, Jesus Christ." What we have seen with our own eyes, heard with our own ears, touched with our own hands, that in a sense is what we are, I think, called upon to preach.

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