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Recent The Words of Frederick Buechner Articles

The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 24, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod the Great

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 December 29, 2013 we will celebrate the First Sunday after Christmas.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 20, 2013

Are You Going Home for Christmas?

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Please enjoy these excerpts from Buechner's sermon "The Longing for Home."
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 16, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Emmanuel

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

The following Christmas article, entitled "Emmanuel," was originally solicited then turned down by The New York Times Magazine for being "too theological." The article was originally published in "A Room Called Remember" and later in "Secrets in the Dark".
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 13, 2013

Christmas - a video reflection

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This video recorded reading by Frederick Buechner was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 09, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Be Patient

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 December 15, 2013 we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 06, 2013

"Let Jesus Show"

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In this short interview clip Buechner relates the story of a little girl at a Christmas pageant. The story was part of a sermon entitled "Let Jesus Show" which was published in Secrets in the Dark.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 02, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: John the Baptist

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 December 8, 2013 we will celebrate the Second Sunday in Advent.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

November 25, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Advent

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 December 1, 2013 we will celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

November 15, 2013

Jesus' Stories Are Our Stories

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

The stories that Jesus tells are about us. Once upon a time is our time, in other words.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

November 11, 2013

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 November 17, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost.