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: Evangelicals moving left
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Evangelicals moving leftMore good news from the unlikely source:
The New York Times reports today on Mark Earley, former tough-on-crime crusader attorney general of Virginia, who changed his mind about drug laws and has now become president of Chuck Colson's Prison Fellowship.
The vice-president of Prison Fellowship is Pat Nolan, a former California legislator who served two years in prison in the 1990s on a corruption charge. Nolan testified to the reporter, "I went into prison believing in God, and I came out knowing him. I understood how much he loved us, even in a dark place."
James Dobson of Focus on the Family, who gets worse and worse with his power-hungry, domineering ways as other evangelicals get better, opposes the reforms that Christian prison advocacy groups support.
It's a good article, by Samuel G. Freedman. For the whole thing, click here:
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