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.
Thursday, February 09, 2006Real progress on the issue of torture
The Christian community is moving.
It appears that God is deploying his Spirit in a new way. The cover story for the February issue of Christianity Today features an article by David P. Gushee. He is an evangelical writer whom I have long admired. He gives five theological reasons why Christians should always oppose torture. I had trouble finding a live link on the CT website, so look for the whole thing posted in my "Tips."
There is more. After a very long (too long) period of silence in the churches and a split between Christian left and right, finally there is real progress on the anti-torture front. You can read about the the recent conference in Princeton, "Theology, International Law, and Torture," at this link:
I was the preacher at this conference. The sermon, "My Enemy, Myself," is posted under "Sermons and Speeches" on my home page.
Out of the conference has come the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. You are urged to endorse the statement and, if possible, to contribute financially to the campaign.
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