The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center

 

Frederick Buechner (pronounced BEEK-ner) is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than thirty published books and has been an important source of inspiration and learning for many readers. His work encompasses many genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays, sermons, and other nonfiction. Buechner's books have been translated into 27 languages for publication around the world. Buechner's writing has often been praised for its ability to inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives. 

Buechner has been called "major talent" by the New York Times, and "one of our most original storytellers" by USA Today. Annie Dillard (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) says: "Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers."  As stated in the London Free Press, "He is one of our great novelists because he is one of our finest religious writers." He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and has been awarded eight honorary degrees from such institutions as Yale University and the Virginia Theological Seminary. In addition, Buechner has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, the Rosenthal Award, the Christianity and Literature Belles Lettres Prize, and has been recognized by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

The Buechner Institute, inaugurated in 2008 at King College, is dedicated to the work and example of Frederick Buechner, exploring the intersections and collisions of faith and culture that define our times. 

Additional information about Mr. Buechner may be found on his Wikipedia page.

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About the Frederick Buechner Center

The Frederick Buechner Center was established to share the works of Christian author Frederick Buechner with communities around the world. All after-tax net profits of the Frederick Buechner Center website are donated for educational and charitable purposes including the Home of Little Wanderers, the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, the Vermont Foodbank, theSalvation Army, and ChildFund.  Frederick Buechner, the Frederick Buechner Center, and his family have given over $1 Million to a variety of charities.

 

Articles by The Rev. Frederick Buechner

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Frederick Buechner: Weekly Sermon Illustrations: The Jailer

Friday May 03, 2013
The Rev. Frederick Buechner offers insights on this coming Sunday's lectionary text, Acts 16, in his Weekly Sermon Illustration.

The Rev. Frederick Buechner: Faith and Fiction (Audio Presentation)

Friday May 03, 2013
The Rev. Frederick Buechner offered a fascinating presentation on "Faith and Fiction" at Montreat Conference Center in 1986.

Frederick Buechner: Weekly Sermon Illustrations: Nicolet's Sermon Writing for Pentecost (Acts 2)

Friday May 03, 2013
For this week's sermon illustration, Frederick Buechner offers an excerpt from the novel The Final Beast where Pastor Theodore Nicolet is trying to write a sermon for Pentecost.

Frederick Buechner: What Is Jesus Doing In Your Life?

Friday May 03, 2013
In this short interview clip, the Rev. Frederick Buechner describes his reaction to a question he heard at Wheaton College: "What Is Jesus Doing in Your Life?"

Frederick Buechner: Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hope (Romans 5)

Friday May 03, 2013
On May 26, 2013 we will celebrate Trinity Sunday. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Romans.

Anything Goes?

Friday May 03, 2013
A short discussion on the costs of "sexual freedom."

Weekly Sermon Illustration: You Do Not Need to Understand Healing to be Healed

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

An Audio Recording from Laity Lodge

Friday May 03, 2013
This recording took place in 1990 at Laity Lodge, Texas.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a reading on the same topic.

Blessed are the Poor

Friday May 03, 2013
We are all hungry and in need, but most of us don't recognize it.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Female

Friday May 03, 2013
This week's sermon illustration includes an excerpt entitled "Female" which was originally published in 1988 in Whistling in the Dark.

Brendan and Godric in Iowa

Friday May 03, 2013
In this video recording from 1989, Frederick Buechner reads from his novels Brendan and Godric.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Fruit of the Spirit

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hands for the Harvest

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

The World is its Own Worst Enemy

Friday May 03, 2013
"Buy this; it will kill you," the ad said. "Choose out of all that is loveliest and greenest and most innocent in the world that which can make you sick before your time and bring your world to an end. Live so you will die."

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Neighbor

Friday May 03, 2013
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 14, 2013 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Amos

Friday May 03, 2013
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 21, 2013 we will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

Buechner at the National Cathedral - A Recording

Friday May 03, 2013
In this 2001 lecture at the Washington National Cathedral, Frederick Buechner shares various stories, reads from his book "The Eyes of the Heart" and answers a wide variety of questions.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ask For It

Friday May 03, 2013
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 28, 2013 we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Jesus Saves

Friday May 03, 2013
This article is an excerpt from "The Sign by the Highway" which was first published in Buechner's book "The Hungering Dark" and later in "Secrets in the Dark".

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hosea and Gomer

Friday May 03, 2013
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 4, 2013 we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Walter Brueggemann interviews Frederick Buechner

Friday May 03, 2013
In this video renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann interviews Christian author Frederick Buechner as part of the inauguration of the Buechner Institute.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Just Beyond Our Grasp

Friday May 03, 2013
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 11, 2013 we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

The Lord's Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
This reflection on the Lord's Prayer first appeared in Whistling in the Dark and later in Beyond Words.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Run With Perseverance

Friday May 03, 2013
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 18, 2013 we will celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Eternity

Friday May 03, 2013
Eternity is not endless time or the opposite of time. It is the essence of time.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Justice

Friday May 03, 2013
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 25, 2013 we will celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Humility

Friday May 03, 2013
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 1, 2013 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Apologists

Friday May 03, 2013
Defending the faith...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Sharing Your Faith

Friday May 03, 2013
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 8, 2013 we will celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Creation

Friday May 03, 2013
This article on creation was originally published in Wishful Thinking and later in Beyond Words.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: One Lost Sheep

Friday May 03, 2013
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 15, 2013 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Video Presentation: "What It Means To Grow Up"

Friday May 03, 2013
This sermon by Frederick Buechner was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Every One of Us

Friday May 03, 2013
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 22, 2013 we will celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Wishful Thinking

Friday May 03, 2013
Sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anger

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

The Communion of Saints

Friday May 03, 2013
We are the communion of saints...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: To Die With Him

Friday May 03, 2013
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 13, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost.

Brothers

Friday May 03, 2013
Who can remain unmoved by the thought of how the world might be if we only managed things right?

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jacob’s Wrestle

Friday May 03, 2013
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 20, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost.

Superstition

Friday May 03, 2013
Things are seldom what they seem...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jeremiah

Friday May 03, 2013
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 27, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost.

The Stewardship of Pain - CSEC sermon

Friday May 03, 2013
This sermon by Frederick Buechner was first aired on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program on 1/27/91.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Zaccheus

Friday May 03, 2013
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 3, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

Comedy

Friday May 03, 2013
The laughter of faith - the divine comedy.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God of the Living

Friday May 03, 2013
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 10, 2013 we will celebrate the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Agnostic

Friday May 03, 2013
An agnostic is somebody who doesn't know for sure whether there really is a God. That is some people all of the time and all people some of the time.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Jesus' Stories Are Our Stories

Friday May 03, 2013
The stories that Jesus tells are about us. Once upon a time is our time, in other words.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Advent

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: John the Baptist

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

"Let Jesus Show"

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Be Patient

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Christmas - a video reflection

Friday May 03, 2013
This video recorded reading by Frederick Buechner was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Emmanuel

Friday May 03, 2013
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".

Are You Going Home for Christmas?

Friday May 03, 2013
Please enjoy these excerpts from Buechner's sermon "The Longing for Home."

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod the Great

Friday May 03, 2013
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 Shepherd

Friday May 03, 2013
The Shepherd is an excerpt from "The Birth", which was first published in The Magnificent Defeat and later in Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Word

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 5, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after Christmas.

Literature and Life - A Lecture by Frederick Buechner

Friday May 03, 2013
In this audio recording, Buechner delivers a lecture at the Bangor Theological Seminary, entitled "Literature and Life".

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Lord of ALL

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 12, 2014 we will celebrate the First Sunday after Epiphany.

Play

Friday May 03, 2013
They are just playing, that's all. They are letting themselves go and having a marvelous time at it.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: He Will Strengthen You

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 19, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after Epiphany.

Onan

Friday May 03, 2013
Onanism has become a euphemism for masturbation, and the punishment Onan received has been interpreted as meaning that God is, to say the least, against it.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Denominations

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 26, 2014 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after Epiphany.

The Bible Without Tears

Friday May 03, 2013
Some practical suggestions on how to read the Bible without tears. Or maybe with them.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Salt of the Earth

Friday May 03, 2013
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 February 9, 2014 we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.

Telling the Truth in Iowa

Friday May 03, 2013
In this video recording, Frederick Buechner describes his delivery of the Beecher Lectures at Yale University, which became his book Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God Speaking Through Us

Friday May 03, 2013
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 February 16, 2014 we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany.

Sex

Friday May 03, 2013
Contrary to Mrs. Grundy, sex is not sin. Contrary to Hugh Hefner, it's not salvation either. Like nitroglycerin, it can be used either to blow up bridges or heal hearts.

Buy This; It Can Kill You

Friday May 03, 2013
The following is an excerpt from a sermon entitled "Faith" that originally was published in A Room Called Remember and later in Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Moses

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 2, 2014 we will celebrate Transfiguration Sunday.

Ruth

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eve

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 9, 2014 we will celebrate The First Sunday in Lent.

Aging

Friday May 03, 2013
This reading by Frederick Buechner from Whistling in the Dark was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eternal Life

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 16, 2014 we will celebrate The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Road Goes On

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner’s commencement address at the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA; published in “A Room Called Remember”

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hope That Brings Us Here

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 23, 2014 we will celebrate The Third Sunday in Lent.

Introduction to The Sacred Journey

Friday May 03, 2013
This article is the introduction to Buechner's first memoir "The Sacred Journey" which was published in 1982.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Darkness

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 30, 2014 we will celebrate The Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Hope

Friday May 03, 2013
I could give only one word... the word I would give is hope...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Lazarus

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 6, 2014 we will celebrate The Fifth Sunday in Lent.

Buechner on Preaching - An Audio Recording

Friday May 03, 2013
In this audio interview Frederick Buechner discusses preaching and delivers the sermon "What Are We Going To Be?"

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Judas

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 13, 2014 we will celebrate Palm Sunday.

Even Though We Don't Recognize Him

Friday May 03, 2013
In this dark world where you and I see so little because of our unrecognizing eyes, he, whose eye is on the sparrow, sees each one of us as the child in red.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: They Tell It In Whispers

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 20, 2014 we will celebrate Easter Sunday.

Good Friday

Friday May 03, 2013
A Good Friday reflection.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Resurrection

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Recognizing

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On May 4, 2014 we will celebrate The Third Sunday of Easter.

We Search...

Friday May 03, 2013
we search to believe in something holy and beautify and life-transcending that will give meaning and purpose to the lives we live

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Clown in the Belfry

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 11, 2014 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Chance Things

Friday May 03, 2013
The question is not whether the things that happen to you are chance things or God's things because, of course, they are both at once. There is no chance thing through which God cannot speak...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: What It Means to be a Christian

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 18, 2014 we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Trinity

Friday May 03, 2013
The much maligned doctrine of the Trinity is an assertion that, appearances to the contrary notwithstanding, there is only one God.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: To Suffer in Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 25, 2014 we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Forgiveness

Friday May 03, 2013
What Jesus apparently is saying is that the pride that keeps us from forgiving is the same pride that keeps us from accepting forgiveness, and will God please help us do something about it.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anxiety

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 1, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

The Laughter Barrel

Friday May 03, 2013
This chapter from Buechner's book The Yellow Leaves describes his relationship with the late Maya Angelou.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Prophet

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 8, 2014 we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost.

What We Need to Know

Friday May 03, 2013
The miracle we are really after is the miracle we really get.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Creation

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 15, 2014 we will celebrate Trinity Sunday.

An Exeter Student in Each Of Us

Friday May 03, 2013
Today's article is an excerpt from Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Remember Me Not For the Ill I've Done...

Friday May 03, 2013
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 6, 2014 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

The Miracle We Get

Friday May 03, 2013
We all want to be certain, we all want proof...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Praise

Friday May 03, 2013
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 13, 2014 we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jacob

Friday May 03, 2013
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 20, 2014 we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Sacred Stories: The Man in the Gray Slacks

Friday May 03, 2013
In this video, Frederick Buechner gives a speech at Trinity Church in New York, NY in 1990. In it he describes the story of his father's suicide and how it affected his life.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God's Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Gospel as Comedy

Friday May 03, 2013
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 3, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joseph and His Brothers

Friday May 03, 2013
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 10, 2014 we will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

The Seeing Heart

Friday May 03, 2013
Frederick Buechner's sermon called "The Seeing Heart" from Secrets in the Dark

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Beautiful and Terrible Things

Friday May 03, 2013
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 17, 2014 we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Way He Carries Me

Friday May 03, 2013
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 24, 2014 we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Home is Christ's Kingdom

Friday May 03, 2013
Here are the concluding three paragraphs from Buechner's sermon "The Longing for Home."

Weekly Sermon Illustrations: Jesus Saves

Friday May 03, 2013
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 31, 2014 we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

Press On

Friday May 03, 2013
All the absurd little meetings, decisions, inner skirmishes that go to make up our days. It all adds up to very little, and yet it all adds up to very much.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: See Our Neighbors

Friday May 03, 2013
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 7, 2014 we will celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Try Reading the Bible

Friday May 03, 2013
in a foreign language...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: A Path From God

Friday May 03, 2013
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 14, 2014 we will celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Parable

Friday May 03, 2013
In our article 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 21, 2014 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Growing Your Faith By Paying Attention

Friday May 03, 2013
Maybe it is all utterly meaningless. Maybe it is all unutterably meaningful. If you want to know which, pay attention.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Godric's Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

Friday May 03, 2013
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 Lord's Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner's reflection on our most commonly used prayer.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Aaron

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Life Has a Plot

Friday May 03, 2013
The following excerpts from Frederick Buechner and Rob Bell describe how they feel that life has a plot.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Thou

Friday May 03, 2013
That is where faith comes from.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joshua

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Is It Madness?

Friday May 03, 2013
What if we could solve all the problems of the cosmos?

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Once Upon A Time Is Our Time

Friday May 03, 2013
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 9, 2014 we will celebrate the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost.

The Magnificent Defeat

Friday May 03, 2013
Today we present Buechner's classic sermon "The Magnificent Defeat" which was originally published in the book The Magnificent Defeat and later in Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Deborah

Friday May 03, 2013
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 16, 2014 we will celebrate the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Sheep from the Goats

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

No Room for Doubt?

Friday May 03, 2013
How could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt?

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Mark

Friday May 03, 2013
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 30, 2014 we will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Kingdom of God

Friday May 03, 2013
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 7, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
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 14, 2014 we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.

The Kingdom of God

Friday May 03, 2013
The Kingdom of God is not a place, of course, but a condition.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Gabriel

Friday May 03, 2013
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 21, 2014 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

To Be A Saint

Friday May 03, 2013
Maybe more than anything else, to be a saint is to know joy.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Simeon

Friday May 03, 2013
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 28, 2014 we will celebrate the First Sunday after Christmas.

Let Jesus Show!

Friday May 03, 2013
This Christmas article was originally published in Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Baptism

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 11, 2015 we will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.

We Have It In Us

Friday May 03, 2013
They meet as well as diverge, our stories and His, and even when they diverge, it is His they diverge from.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Come and See

Friday May 03, 2013
On Sunday January 18 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. The reading we have chosen this week is John 1:43-46.

Stories About Ourselves

Friday May 03, 2013
We really can't hear what the stories of the Bible are saying until we hear them as stories about ourselves.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jonah

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 January 25, 2015 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

In Honor of Marcus Borg

Friday May 03, 2013
In this short video interview from 2003, Frederick Buechner quotes Marcus Borg and expresses his appreciation for his work.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Law of Love

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 February 1, 2015 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

"I hear you are entering the ministry..."

Friday May 03, 2013
...it was not an idea at all, neither my own or anyone else's. It was a lump in the throat...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Transfiguration

Friday May 03, 2013
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 February 15, 2015 we will celebrate Transfiguration Sunday.

Letting an Empty Place Open Up

Friday May 03, 2013
Rev. Buechner discusses part of his writing process.

To Wait For Christ

Friday May 03, 2013
To wait for Christ to come in his fullness is above all else to act in Christ's stead as fully as we know how.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Abraham, Sarah, and Laughter

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 March 1, 2015 we will celebrate The Second Sunday in Lent.

A Far More Honest View

Friday May 03, 2013
A short excerpt from the novel "On the Road with the Archangel"

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Foolishness

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 March 8, 2015 we will celebrate The Third Sunday in Lent.

Tell Them

Friday May 03, 2013
An excerpt from Buechner's novel "On the Road with the Archangel".

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Grace

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 March 15, 2015 we will celebrate The Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Faith and Fiction

Friday May 03, 2013
You fashion your story, as you fashion your faith, out of the great hodgepodge of your life-the things that have happened to you and the things you have dreamed of happening.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Salvation

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we will 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 March 22, 2015 we will celebrate The Fifth Sunday in Lent.

Observance

Friday May 03, 2013
Be one on whom nothing is lost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Truth of Stories

Friday May 03, 2013
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 March 29, 2015 we will celebrate Palm Sunday.

And That Was The Sermon

Friday May 03, 2013
This article comes from a lecture on preaching that Buechner delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary's Henderson Conference in 1986.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Secret in the Dark

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 5, 2015 we will celebrate Easter Sunday.

Good Friday

Friday May 03, 2013
What was completed was at the very least a hope to live by, a mystery to hide our faces before, a shame to haunt us, a dream of holiness to help make bearable our night.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Thomas

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 12, 2015 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Messiah

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

To Be A Saint

Friday May 03, 2013
To be a saint is to be human because we were created to be human.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Remember Whom To Thank

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Music

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Feed My Sheep

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Bearers of His Life

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Law

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 17, 2015 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

It's An Adventure

Friday May 03, 2013
The following is Buechner's response to the question: "Where does the sermon begin for you?"

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Fire

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 24, 2015 we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost.

In Your Own True Voice

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Nicodemus

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 31, 2015 we will celebrate Trinity Sunday.

Imagination

Friday May 03, 2013
An excerpt from a lecture on preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary's Henderson Conference in 1986

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Samuel

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 7, 2015 we will celebrate The Second Sunday After Pentecost.

Those Old Words

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner on preaching

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Longing for Home

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 14, 2015 we will celebrate The Third Sunday After Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: David and Goliath

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 21, 2015 we will celebrate The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jairus’s Daughter

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 28, 2015 we will celebrate The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Paul

Friday May 03, 2013
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 5, 2015 we will celebrate The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost.

The Experience of Grace

Friday May 03, 2013
from a lecture on preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henderson Conference in 1986

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod Antipas

Friday May 03, 2013
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 12, 2015 we will celebrate The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost.

Most of the Time We're Looking Somewhere Else

Friday May 03, 2013
from a lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henderson Conference in 1986

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Uriah the Hittite

Friday May 03, 2013
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 26, 2015 we will celebrate The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Nathan

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Healing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

It's Not The Words You Remember

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Absalom

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Why Preach?

Friday May 03, 2013
An excerpt from a lecture on preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henderson Conference in 1986.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Bread

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

In Honor of Maya Angelou

Friday May 03, 2013
From an appearance on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club in 1992.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Two Battles

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

"What is Jesus doing in your life?"

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner briefly describes the secular world we live in and a difference he found at Wheaton College.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Pharisees

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Its Own Worst Enemy

Friday May 03, 2013
"Buy this; it will kill you."

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Riches

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Wisdom

Friday May 03, 2013
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 13, 2015 we will celebrate The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Envy

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

They Tell It In Whispers

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Xerxes, Esther, Haman, and Mordecai

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Becoming Like A Child

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Recognizing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Money

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Jamie's Last Days

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Job

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Remembering James Merrill

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner and his Grandmother Naya remember James (Jimmy) Merrill.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Bartimaeus

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

What It's Like To Be Dead

Friday May 03, 2013
Buechner is imagining a conversation with his dead Grandmother Naya.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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 1, 2015 we will celebrate The Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost.

No Reason to Fear

Friday May 03, 2013
I found myself not only not afraid of what was going on, but enormously enjoying it, half drunk on the knowledge that yes, it was true. There was nothing to worry about.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ruth

Friday May 03, 2013
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 8, 2015 we will celebrate The Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost.

Turn the Other Cheek

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Covenant

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

God of the Living

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Truth

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Jacob's Wrestle

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Waiting

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Where Your Feet Take You, That Is Who You Are

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

My Homeward Search

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Trust

Friday May 03, 2013
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 13, 2015 we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.

Get Up!

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Sacrifice

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

The Mystery

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Compassion

Friday May 03, 2013
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 27, 2015 we will celebrate the First Sunday after Christmas.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Fullness of Time

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 3, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after Christmas Day.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Spirit

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On January 10, 2016 we will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.

Whenever We Are Made More Alive

Friday May 03, 2013
From the 25th chapter of Matthew.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Wedding at Cana

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On January 17, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Body of Christ

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On January 24, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Joy We Are So Apt to be Missing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Agape

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On January 31, 2016 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

A Kind of Walking Westminster Abbey

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Freedom

Friday May 03, 2013
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 February 7, 2016 we will celebrate Transfiguration Sunday.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Lent

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Seeking the Same Homeland

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Power of God and the Power of Man

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On February 21, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday in Lent.

Stories About Ourselves

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: My Ways Are Not Thy Ways

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On February 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent.

Searching For Home

Friday May 03, 2013
A few thoughts about writing...

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Parables as Comedy

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On March 6, 2016 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

What Job Was Really After

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Tears

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On March 13, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Lent.

The Stakes are Nowhere Higher

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Things That Make For Peace

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On March 20, 2016 we will celebrate Palm Sunday.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Recognizing

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Homeless Like We Are

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Seeing Heart

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 3, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

No Such Thing as a Stranger

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Peter

Friday May 03, 2013
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 April 10, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter.

Woe To Us

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Bebb's Speech at Revonoc

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Creation is Underway

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Light

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 1, 2016 we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Godric's Musing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Help

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 8, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Great Laughter

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Nicolet's Sermon Writing for Pentecost

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 15, 2016 we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost.

Healing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: To Wait In Hope

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 22, 2016 we will celebrate Trinity Sunday.

He Who Seeks, Finds

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Elijah

Friday May 03, 2013
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 May 29, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost.

This Way

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: You Do Not Need to Understand Healing to be Healed

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 5, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week'

Life is With

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel

Friday May 03, 2013
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 June 12, 2016, we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Female

Friday May 03, 2013
n 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 June 19, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hands for the Harvest

Friday May 03, 2013
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 3, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunset

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Neighbor

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Grace

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Amos

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Cripples All of Us

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ask For It

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Every Wedding a Dream

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Frederick Buechner at 90: The road goes on

Friday May 03, 2013
Ministry is 'a business that breaks the heart for the sake of the heart,' the theologian said in a commencement address. The address is reprinted in a new book marking Buechner’s 90th birthday.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hosea and Gomer

Friday May 03, 2013
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 31, 2016 we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Under a Delusion

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Just Beyond Our Grasp

Friday May 03, 2013
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 7, 2016 we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

Preaching the Gospel

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Run With Perseverance

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

A Healing

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Justice

Friday May 03, 2013
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 21, 2016 we will celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

No Theological Axe

Friday May 03, 2013
Writing about writing.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Humility

Friday May 03, 2013
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 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: One Lost Sheep

Friday May 03, 2013
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 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: One Lost Sheep

Friday May 03, 2013
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 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

God's Business

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Every One of Us

Friday May 03, 2013
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 18, 2016 we will celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

The Real Article

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Righteousness

Friday May 03, 2013
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 25, 2016 we will celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Boredom

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anger

Friday May 03, 2013
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 2, 2016 we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.

Eyes of Faith

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: To Die With Him

Friday May 03, 2013
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 9, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost.

To Go On Trying

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jeremiah

Friday May 03, 2013
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 23, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost.

Out of the Silence

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Zaccheus

Friday May 03, 2013
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 30, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God of the Living

Friday May 03, 2013
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 6, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Words

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Do Not Be Weary

Friday May 03, 2013
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 13, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

The Holy in the Commonplace

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Be Still

Friday May 03, 2013
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 20, 2016 we will celebrate the Reign of Christ (Proper 29).

Virtue

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Advent

Friday May 03, 2013
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 21, 2016 we will celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Advent

Friday May 03, 2013
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 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Second Sunday in Advent.

Beyond All Understanding

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Be Patient

Friday May 03, 2013
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 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent.

Godric's View of Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Emmanuel

Friday May 03, 2013
n 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 18, 2016 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Advent.

Greater Freedom

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Face in the Sky

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On December 25, 2016 we will celebrate Christmas Day.

Silence of the Holy Place

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

So Hallowed

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

What Christ Meant

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: He Will Strengthen You

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Something Better and Truer

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Denominations

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 22, 2014 we will celebrate the Third Sunday after Epiphany.

Unbelief

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Beatitudes

Friday May 03, 2013
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 January 29, 2017 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.

By Letting Go

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Salt of the Earth

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.

Like a Shepherd

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God Speaking Through Us

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Enemy

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Vocation

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Neurotic Anxiety

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Eigth Sunday after Epiphany.

Kingdom of God

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eve

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the First Sunday in Lent.

Trinity

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eternal Life

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Second Sunday in Lent.

Like a Great Feast

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Risky and Holy

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Darkness

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate The Fourth Sunday in Lent.

The Power of Words

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Lazarus

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Lent.

The Heart of It

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Judas

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate Palm Sunday.

X

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Easter

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Only One Life

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Resurrection

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

Communion of Saints

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Giving Thanks

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter.

Principles

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Clown in the Belfry

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Saints and Sinners Alike

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: What It Means To Be A Christian

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Humility

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: To Suffer in Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anxiety

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Prophet

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Creation

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate Trinity Sunday.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jacob

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joseph and His Brothers

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Way He Carries Me

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.”¯

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jesus Saves

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.”¯

Weekly Sermon Illustration: A Path From God

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Parable

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is a reading from the gospel of Matthew:

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Once Upon A Time Is Our Time

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Deborah

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Sheep from the Goats

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Reign of Christ.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Kingdom of God

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Prayer

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Shepherd

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate Christmas Eve.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Law of Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Waiting for Christ

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Not For Sale

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Foolishness

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Grace

Friday May 03, 2013

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Salvation

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Truth of Stories

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Secret in the Dark

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Thomas

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Messiah

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Feed My Sheep

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Ethiopian Eunuch

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Music

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Law

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Fire

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Nicodemus

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Samuel

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Longing for Home

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: David and Goliath

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Jairus' Daughter

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Paul

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod the Antipas

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Healing

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Uriah the Hittite

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Absalom

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Bread

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Two Battles

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Pharisees

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Wisdom

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Riches

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Envy

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Xerxes, Esther, Haman, and Mordecai

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Like a Child

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Money

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Job

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Bartimaeus

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Love

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Ruth

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Covenant

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Truth

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Waiting

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Where Your Feet Take You, That Is Who You Are

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Trust

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Sacrifice

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Innkeeper

Friday May 03, 2013
The following Christmas monologue comes from “The Birth”, one of Frederick Buechner’s sermons at the Philip Exeter School and published in Secrets in the Dark.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Compassion

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Fullness of Time

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Wise Man

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Wedding at Cana

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Body of Christ

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Agape

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Vocation

Friday May 03, 2013
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Tree

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Turn the Other Cheek

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Freedom

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Lent

Friday May 03, 2013
For special days in the Christian calendar, we post an additional reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Denouncer of Piety

Friday May 03, 2013
For special days in the Christian calendar, we post an additional reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Power of God and the Power of Man

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: My Ways Are Not Thy Ways

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Parables as Comedy

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Tears

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Things That Make For Peace

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Recognizing

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Special Sermon Illustration: The Lord's Supper

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Special Sermon Illustration: Good Friday

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Seeing Heart

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Peter

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Disaster

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Bebb's Speech at Revonoc

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Light

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Jailer

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Nickolet's Sermon Writing for Pentecost

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: To Wait In Hope

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Elijah

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: You Do Not Need to Understand Healing to be Healed

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Female

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Fruit of the Spirit

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Hands for the Harvest

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Neighbor

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Amos

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Run With Perseverence

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Justice

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Humility

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Sharing Your Faith

Friday May 03, 2013
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.

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jeremiah

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every week 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. This Sunday we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22...

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: Zacchaeus

Friday May 03, 2013
In our blog post every week 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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from Luke 19:1-10 on Zacchaeus...

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: God of the Living

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of Luke...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Do Not Be Weary

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from 2 Thessalonians...

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: Reign of Christ (Psalm 46)

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Reign of Christ. This week's reading is Psalm 46:10a...

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: Advent

Friday May 03, 2013
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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the First Sunday in Advent. Here is this week’s reading from Matthew 24:44...