Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Algebraic Preaching - Frederick Buechner

"If preachers make no attempt to flesh out (their) words but simply repeat with variations the same old formulas week after week, then the congregation might just as well spend Sunday morning at home with the funnies.

If people's understanding of (Christianese) goes little deeper than their (repetition to the point of meaninglessness), then to believe in them has just about as much effect on their lives as to believe that Columbus discovered America in 1492 or that E=mc2."

-- from 'Listening To Your Life' by Frederick Buechner