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: The power of forgiveness to evoke repentance
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The power of forgiveness to evoke repentanceFor a sermon about the power of forgiveness and its close connection to remorse and redemption, see these two links from USA Today:
The first one, which will appear in the paper tomorrow, is about rage and vengefulness.
The second link, from today's paper, is about forgiveness and repentance. Here is the first sentence. Notice that this was the first time of breaking down:
After listening to two days of grief-stricken testimony, the band manager who started a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people broke down for the first time Tuesday as the father of the youngest victim spoke of forgiveness.
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