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: Christians making a Christlike difference
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Christians making a Christlike differenceFor many years now, Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times has been tirelessly promoting the selfless efforts of Christian missionaries in the most challenging parts of the world. Every few months or so, he will write a column about someone he's met who is serving Christ in areas that most of us would not dream even of visiting, let alone giving our lives to.
His most recent story is about Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, NY. He is the only doctor permanently based in the Nuba Mountains in the far south of Sudan. The photograph accompanying the article shows Dr. Tom holding the hand of a person with leprosy. "He's Jesus Christ," says a Muslim chieftain.
Kristof was brought up Lutheran, but says he is not now a believer. Yet he continues to make these Christian missionaries and aid workers visible to us, highlighting their Christian faith.
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