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
Thursday, October 06, 2005Mark Noll on the basic issues challenging American Christians
In a new collection of essays entitled One Electorate Under God? (published by the Brookings Institution) Mark Noll, professor of Christian thought at Wheaton College (Illinois), identifies seven civic issues that are related to how he understands the traditional Christian faith that grounds our existence:
1) social redress for African-Americans
2) protection of pre-natal life
3) equity in taxation
4) expansion of free trade
5) availability of medical care to all
6) free exercise of religion
7) adherence to the international rule of law
Professor Noll notes with dismay that "neither of the major parties is making a serious effort to consider this particular combination of concerns or even something remotely resembling this combination." He is left wondering if he can vote for any candidate of either party.
--quoted in Peter Steinfels' "Beliefs" column, New York Times, 9/21/05
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