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: November 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
An astonishing Muslim-Christian initiativeIt is not every day that one sees the names of John Stott and Diana Eck (of the Harvard Divinity School) listed together in support of the same cause. An astounding assortment of Christians from every corner of the spectrum have signed a stunning new statement, "Loving God and Neighbor Together," which appears as a full-page ad in today's New York Times. It is a response to what it describes as "a historic open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals around the world" entitled "A Common Word Between Us and You."
We would not necessarily know about this "historic open letter" from the Muslims if it were not for this Christian response to it. The ground-breaking response comes out of the Yale Divinity School and has already been signed by 300+ luminaries. Many of the big evangelical names are here -- Rick Warren, Richard Cizik, Richard Mouw, Bill Hybels, as well as some unclassifieds (Robert Schuller!) and many theological liberals. Institutions represented include Fuller, Beeson, Gordon-Conwell, Regent (Vancouver), Loyola Marymount, Wheaton, and The Navigators, as well as the more obvious Yale, Harvard and Princeton -- and various Episcopal dioceses. When you see these groups gathering together, something major is happening.
You too can sign this statement and read it at www.yale.edu/faith.
The entire list of signatories, though it appears in the Times ad, has not been posted as of today but undoubtedly will be. We can expect many thousands more. And may the One God bless and guide this new signpost of divine intervention in our dangerous world.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
A hot-shot doctor turns toward the poorThe terribly wounded poor of Guatemala have a new champion. An elite heart surgeon turns to politics: "Healing Hearts..." by Marc Lacey in the NY Times, November 6:
(Before long I hope to learn how to do that little click instead of making you cut- and-paste. After I finally get back home.)
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