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 in the New York Times
Saturday, January 14, 2012
God in the New York TimesI have long noted that to get a respectful mention of God into the Times, you have to be an African-American. Or perhaps, now, you can be Tim Tebow, though anything said about you in the Times would be with an ironical twist.
Today we can add another category: the severely disabled. There is a very moving story in today's international news section about a paraplegic Frenchman, Jean-Christophe Parisot, who has achieved astonishing things in spite of his multiple handicaps. He graduated from one of the elite French institutes, and now, according to the article, he is employed as an advocate for the voiceless and needy. But the clincher comes at the end of the article where he is quoted with no shading of irony or mockery:
How about that!
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