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: A champion of language and baseball dies at 99
Monday, July 12, 2010
A champion of language and baseball dies at 99Few people in America today care half as much about diction, grammar, pronunciation, elocution, precision, and clarity as did the legendary "voice of the Yankees," Bob Sheppard (also known as the Voice of God). For fifty years he reigned and was everywhere admired for his announcing. He loved poetry and Shakespeare. He majored in English and speech at St John's University and earned a masters in speech at Columbia, eventually becoming an adjunct professor of speech at St John's.
He said, "I don't change my pattern. I speak at Yankee Stadium the same way I do in a classroom, a saloon, or reading the Gospel at Mass at St Christopher's."
Derek Jeter said, "He's as much a part of this organization as any player." Sheppard had died, but Jeter used the present tense. Long live language!
Here is a link to the main obituary. You will find there four other links to articles about Sheppard that everyone who cares about the English language will want to read:
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