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
Sunday, August 28, 2005Voices from the "underground" in Iraq
Earlier this year I noted that there were increasing numbers of reports about military commanders serving in Iraq who, when speaking off the record, expressed serious doubts about the conduct of the war. In addition to written data in news media, I have received three dependable oral reports from parents of officers who say that their sons are privately dismayed by the Administration's policies in carrying out the war.
Today comes yet another example (among countless others in recent weeks):
In explaining why the US has not allowed the Iraqi forces to upgrade their weapons from the superannuated AK-47 (Kalashnikov) to the more powerful M4 used by the American troops, a senior American officer in Baghdad said, "We're worried about civil war or a coup." He would not agree to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issues.
--Craig S. Smith, "Big Guns for Iraq? Not So Fast" NYTimes, News of the Week in Review
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