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: December 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Mitzvah DayMitzvah Day--what a wonderful idea for spreading the Christmas spirit around with a most unexpected interfaith initiative. Here's the link:
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Warning: Avatar may be taintedA great loss is about to occur--Peter Steinfels' biweekly column, "Beliefs," is about to disappear from The New York Times.
However, perhaps this vacuum will be partially filled by their new op-ed columnist Ross Douthat (see earlier blog entry about Karen Armstrong). His column today, about Avatar, is a brilliant short piece about the pantheistic non-theology espoused in that movie. He correctly cites Dancing With Wolves, Star Wars, The Lion King, and even Pocahontas as examples of the genre.
I doubt if I'd agree with Mr. Douthat about political issues, but the man knows a thing or two about Christian doctrine. Here's the link:
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
A story for ChristmasNicholas Kristof continues to be one of the most sensitive journalists working today. His latest column tells a breathtaking story. If you read Dave Eggers' widely praised book What Is the What, about one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, you will be especially interested, but anyone will be gripped by this extraordinary sequel, whether they have read the book or not. Here is the link to Kristof's latest column:
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Monday, December 14, 2009
A biblical story for AdventHere is one of the most impressive stories about what a church can do that I've seen in a while. If you read it carefully, you'll find a superb illlustration for a sermon on the fourth Sunday in Advent. Nina Bernstein writes regularly about immigration and performs a great service by making us see people who are otherwise invisible.
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