John Buchanan and This I Believe

essayist Rev. John BuchananEach week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this week by the Reverend Dr. John M. Buchanan. He is pastor of Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church and the editor/publisher of The Christian Century magazine. Rev. Buchanan has received numerous doctorates and honors, has held several board memberships, and has written three books. To write this essay, he found inspiration in the Declaration of Independence and the Bible. Rev. Buchanan believes everyone is equal since we’re all created in God’s image. He sees his belief affirmed in how the community has embraced his developmentally disabled grandchild and how she has thrived despite her disability.


Click here to read a transcript and to listen to the audio of his This I Believe essay.

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