Vocation: A Conversation with Frederick Buechner | Forum for Theological Exploration

Vocation: A Conversation with Frederick Buechner 1954 FTE Fellow

“The place you are called to be is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet.”

Frederick Buechner is a prominent American writer and theologian. He attributes his time working towards an FTE Fellowship as a defining moment in his life. He quickly learned that Ministry was one of the few places where people were encouraged to speak with honesty—helping him discover a vocation that was not only a gift of his but something he was truly meant to do. Through his life’s work, Frederick encourages young people to be thoughtful when deciding what to devote their lives to.