Tag Archives: Frederick Buechner

From My Reading – September

“Words written fifty years ago, a hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, can have as much of this power today as ever they had it then to come alive for us and in us and to make us more … Continue reading

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Remembering Frederick Buechner

Many authors have influenced my spiritual formation over the past thirty years.  But the one I have loved and appreciated the most is Frederick Buechner. Buechner died on August 15, and I am heartbroken. As a writer, I have thrilled … Continue reading

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From My Reading – May

“Life in God should be a daring adventure of love but often we settle for mediocrity. We follow the daily practice of prayer but we are unwilling or, for various reasons, unable to give ourselves totally to God. To settle … Continue reading

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From My Reading – March

“As I understand it, to say that God is mightily present even in such private events as these [his father’s suicide, for example] does not mean that he makes events happen to us which move us in certain directions like … Continue reading

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From My Reading – February

“As I see it, in other words, God acts in history and in your and my brief histories not as the puppeteer who sets the scene and works the strings but rather as the great director who no matter what … Continue reading

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From My Reading – January, 2022

“If the early church preached and practiced what I preach and practice, would there be a church today?” (Dallas Willard). ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦ “They [people in AA] also have slogans, which you can either dismiss as hopelessly … Continue reading

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From My Reading – November

“Here is the principle: We can only transform people to the degree that we have been transformed. We can only lead others as far as we ourselves have gone. We have no ability to affirm or to communicate to another … Continue reading

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From My Reading, July

“When Jesus took the bread and said, “This is my body which is broken for you” (1 Corinthians 11:24), it’s hard to believe that even in his wildest dreams he foresaw the tragic and ludicrous brokenness of the Church as … Continue reading

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