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: God on the move in Zambabwe: church women on the front lines
Friday, October 24, 2008
God on the move in Zambabwe: church women on the front linesDuring the past two or three years I have posted several messages (in Tips and Ruminations) about Zimbabwe. The image of the women praying in the rain stays with me. The Lord has not been deaf to their prayers. The October 18 New York Times has an article about the nonviolent uprising of the church women of Zimbabwe under the unlikely leadership of a brave, bawdy high-school dropout, Jenni Williams. She is the granddaughter of an IRA man, who came to prospect for gold in what was then Rhodesia, and his African common-law wife. Jenni's nonviolent movement is called Woza (Women of Zimbabwe, Arise!) and it was nurtured in Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and Apostolic churches. "If we force Mugabe out, it will be the women who are his undoing," said a male leader of the farmer's resistance movement.
Jenni looks very white, but the Woza women call her Ma Moyo and look to her for courage. Don't miss this article! Here is the link:
From Underground, Leading a March for Democracy
By CELIA W. DUGGER
Published: October 17, 2008
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