A Word from Frederick Buechner

The world speaks of the holy in the only language it knows, which is a worldly language.- Frederick Buechner, A Room to Remember … [Read more...]

Friday specials: Frederick Buechner, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, "The Prestige"

My friend Julie Mullins has written a substantial article about Frederick Buechner's lastest collection, Secrets in the Dark, in the new issue of Image. I highly recommend you pick up a copy of both the book and the journal.Secrets begins with a meditation on the story of Jacob wrestling the angel titled "The Magnificent Defeat." I read it aloud last night to Anne, and we were both deeply moved by it. Having grown up in the church, I've heard so many sermons that I find it difficult to pay … [Read more...]

Frederick Buechner on the role of the religious

The Detroit Free Press hands the microphone to Frederick Buechner for a few typically powerful words from the heart. "What we need to do as religious persons, I think, is we need to become tellers of holy secrets. ... I'm talking here about the deeper secrets in life that give us glimpses of a world beyond this world." … [Read more...]

Specials: GetReligion gets T Bone Burnett. D.C. gets Buechner.

A happy Saturday to you all.It's a happy Saturday here as I watch and wait for T Bone Burnett tickets to go on sale. If any of you hear about the Seattle show's ticket information, please let me know!MATTINGLY ON T-BONE BURNETT AND FAITH It turns out that GetReligion's Terry Mattingly is a Burnett fan. He's just posted an interesting remembrance of how he introduced Burnett's music to a certain musician who became disillusioned with "Christian music"...THEOLOGIANS HEART FREDERICK … [Read more...]

Frederick Buechner fans … the Buechner movie is available.

Looks like the film is finished. You can even watch the first fifteen minutes online. … [Read more...]

Buechner (2005)

[These comments were originally published in an installment of Film Forum column at Christianity Today in January 2005.]-Buechner ... is simply a conversation with the subject. If that's what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed.On the first day of the war in Iraq, Rob and Molly Collins sat down with one of their heroes — the writer and ordained Presbyterian minister, Frederick Buechner. The cameras rolled, and the result is a thought-provoking conversation with the writer of … [Read more...]

‘Who is more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?’ – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Frederick Buechner, in The Faces of Jesus, writes... … [Read more...]

Frederick Buechner – The Movie

Okay, chalk this up on the MUST-SEE MOVIES list...Great Laughter is a documentary about an essential Christian writer, Frederick Buechner.Click on the link above for more information.And then, click on the QUOTES link to give yourself enough wisdom to launch a lifetime of great conversation.I cannot encounter this piece of text without immediately sharing it with others: Some think of a Christian as one who necessarily believes certain things. That Jesus was the son of God, say. … [Read more...]