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: March 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The passing of Gordon Cosby, by Jim WallisThe Sojourners community and magazine has been an important presence for decades. Read what Sojourners leader and noted Christian activist Jim Wallis writes about Gordon Cosby's death and life, and you will get more than a slight glimpse of Jim as well. I thank God for Jim's witness. He and I have been friends at a distance ever since the 1960s.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
David Brooks' latest can't be missedDavid Brooks, who is a Jew, knows more about Christianity than 99.9 % of Christians. I really don't know how he does it. His most recent column is simply breathtaking in its assurance, its frontline thinking, its grasp of the way that theology forms attitudes and strategies. He has read Peter Brown's biography of Augustine. He offers the Christian church a way forward that coincides almost exactly with the one that "generous orthodoxy" recommends. Here is the link:
It seems to me that his description of the Donatists wasting their time in gossiping about their own intramural disputes and rivalries is precisely what is going on in the Episcopal Church and its breakaways right now.
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