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: December 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash
Can anyone doubt where Cash would be standing on the issue of the death penalty, which is dominating the news this week along with the debate about torture of America's "detainees" (prisoners)? Here is what Merle Haggard said today about the Man in Black:
"He wanted worse than anything to be the spokesman for the guy that was suppressed. He emotionally connected himself to inmates."
Inasmuch as... (Matthew 25:40)
And did you know that Merle Haggard first heard Johnny Cash perform when he (Haggard) was an inmate at San Quentin? He was doing a three-year term for escaping a local jail. "Man, it was an emotional experience for me."
Wall Street Journal December 3-4
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