Beware false teacher Frederick Buechner

During college, I enjoyed reading Frederick Buechner devotionals—a church home fellowship group leader gave them to us as gifts. Buechner seemed so raw, so honest, so deep and insightful.

But he is not to be trusted. Here’s a sample from his “What it means to be a Christian” page:

Thus it is possible to be on Christ’s way and with his mark upon you without ever having heard of Christ, and for that reason to be on your way to God though maybe you don’t even believe in God.

A Christian is one who is on the way, though not necessarily very far along it, and who has at least some dim and half-baked idea of whom to thank.

A Christian isn’t necessarily any nicer than anybody else. Just better informed.”

Buechner avoids persecution by giving false comfort to unbelievers on their way to Hell. Avoid him.

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