Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and teacher known throughout the US, Canada, and parts of the UK. She is the author of eight books, all from Eerdmans Publishing. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, is the product of the work of a lifetime and is being described as a new classic on the subject.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served for fourteen years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City.
Fleming and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, Virginia.
Discerning God's Work In The World: Tips From The Times For Preachers: Bob Herbert's Lonely Campaign, and What To Do About It
Friday, March 18, 2005
Bob Herbert's Lonely Campaign, and What To Do About It
The columnist Bob Herbert has been trying to get our attention for quite a while, with little success so far. He flew to
Congressman Edward Markey of
The so-called Christian Right has mobilized itself to the nth degree to send emails and letters by the thousands to the legislative and executive branches about abortion, prayer in the schools, stem-cell research, same-sex unions. Is there some reason for the silence of the mainline American churches? What is the reason? Why can’t we all get together and bombard Congress with support for the Markey legislation?
Bob Herbert happens to be African-American. Perhaps this is not an irrelevant fact. The famous black preacher Gardner Taylor last summer thundered from the pulpit that the images from Abu Ghraib were the most atrocious he had seen in many years. The photographs of the snarling dogs and terrorized prisoners reminded him of the dogs unleashed against nonviolent black protesters in
Why are our churches so silent? Is there some reason I don’t understand? Are we so fearful of terrorism that we are willing to remain silent, and therefore complicit, as out government turns a blind eye to methods that are utterly antithetical to the American character?
Only two or three clicks are required to access and email a Senator or Representative in Congress. Google the US Senate or US House of Reps and go from there.
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