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: Biblical apocalyptic theology in full flower at Mother Emanuel
Friday, July 03, 2015
Biblical apocalyptic theology in full flower at Mother EmanuelThe "Norman Rockwell" photo (see the immediately preceding post in this Tips department) of the little girl and the imposing usher in the white gloves is now being seen around the world, but the little girl's family is well known among "church planters," of which there are a great many here in New York. Skylar's father is a prominent church planter, head of Infinity Church in the Bronx (if you are concerned that Christianity is dying in the Northeast, take a look at Pastor Dimas' Salaberrios' website).
There are several posts in my Ruminations feature which discuss the growth of an apocalyptic theological trend in New Testament studies. This Washington Post article about Pastor Dimas and his wife Tiffany (warrior woman) clearly discloses the apocalyptic scenario at work, for those who have eyes to see:
The apocalyptic vision of the New Testament may not be recognized here by its academic appellation, but it is powerfully alive in Charleston as the church of the Lord Christ advances in the armor of God to confront the principalities and powers on the ground, in the trenches, at the frontier of the battle against the Enemy of God's purposes. "For not with swords' loud clashing, /nor roll of stirring drums,/ but deeds of love and mercy/ the heavenly kingdom comes."
And a little child shall lead them.
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