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: Alan Greenspan and the Seven Deadly Sins
Monday, October 27, 2008
Alan Greenspan and the Seven Deadly SinsThe Globe & Mail (Canada's National Newspaper) for October 24 had a banner headline (all the way across the front page), "Canada Teeters on the Brink of Recession." Just underneath is a huge four-column photo of Alan Greenspan. The former god of finance said, "I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organizations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms...Something which looked to be a very solid edifice and, indeed, a critical pillar to market competition and free markets did break down. And...that shocked me. I still do not fully understand why it happened."
Greenspan is shocked, shocked that even guardians of the public trust like bankers could perhaps be subject to--greed.
A Globe & Mail columnist wrote that "Alan Greenspan is having a crisis of faith." Maybe Ayn Rand is not Holy Writ after all.
Of course this is an overly simplistic take on the complexities at work in the financial meltdown, but from a Christian perspective it is certainly accurate to say that banks and the Federal Reserve are among the principalities and powers and should be regarded as such, with a healthy dose of suspicion.
Greenspan admits 'mistake' on bank regulation
by Barrie McKenna
The Globe & Mail
October 24, 2008
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