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: Bono's thoughts for the 2010s
Friday, January 08, 2010
Bono's thoughts for the 2010sI knew that Bono was intelligent, engaged, respected, etc. But I did not know he could do anything like this:
Two sections of Bono's proposals were particularly striking for me:
1) The paragraphs on the 2010 World Cup (soccer) in South Africa, especially in view of Invictus, the must-see movie about the Springbok victory in the 1995 World Cup (rugby), nurtured into being by Nelson Mandela who is unforgettably portrayed by Morgan Freeman.
2) the section "Viva la (Nonviolent) Revolucion," which in just a few words by Bono conveys a sense of the ideas in The Unconquerable World, a most arresting book by Jonathan Schell, and A Force More Powerful, the television documentary about the rise of "people power" and nonviolent revolt in the 20th century. I have just finished a chapter on this subject for my forthcoming book, and echo Bono's hope that the Palestinians "will find their Gandhi, their King, their Aung San Suu Kyi."
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