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: Tutu quotes Romans
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tutu quotes RomansI sometimes fuss about Archbishop Desmond Tutu's sloppy theology, which has become a part of his shtick in recent years, but he gets it right more often than he gets it wrong (besides being perhaps the most heroic Christian of our time, for which he can be forgiven anything). Today's New York Times quotes him in an article about the distressing outbreak of murderous violence against immigrants in South Africa:
"We human beings, ever since the Garden of Eden, are looking for scapegoats,” the Rev. Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, wrote in a regretful essay. “We remain children of Adam and Eve, and have the genes for looking for excuses.”
This is a statement of classic Biblical theology. See Genesis 2-3, Leviticus 16:20-22, and Romans 5:12-21.
By the way, the article was written by Barry Bearak, who just recently spent a very scary few days as a prisoner of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe. Link to complete article:
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