A Guest Post by Ian Scott
This is the first in a series of posts engaging with the sermons in Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge. This post is a reflection upon the first sermon in the book, entitled, “‘My Daddy Was a Pimp!’ and Other Skeletons from the Closet” (pp. 3-9). The Scriptural text for the sermon was Genesis 12:10-20. Continue reading “My Daddy Was a Pimp!” and Other Skeletons from the Closet
Those in attendance at the Wycliffe College Annual Preaching Day this past Monday were treated to multiple courses of rich fare as Fleming Rutledge spoke throughout the day on the theme of “Preaching the Cross in Our Rapidly Changing World.” Wycliffe College has posted the video of her presentations on their YouTube channel here. At one point, I believe it was in response to a question, Rutledge suggested that we dare not underestimate the importance of repentance in our resistance to the Powers. Continue reading Repentance as Resistance: Ash Wednesday
I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge (Resource Publications). The book includes sermons that I have preached over the course of my ministry as a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church in Scarborough, as an itinerant preacher speaking throughout Southern Ontario, and as a professor of theology at Tyndale Seminary. The sermons are prefaced by a short introductory essay where I theologically reflect upon the task of preaching and an insightful Foreword by Fleming Rutledge that may be worth the price of admission by itself. Continue reading Announcing “Leaps of Faith”
Celebrated preacher and award-winning author Fleming Rutledge will be the keynote speaker at Wycliffe College’s upcoming Preaching Day on Monday, February 27. Continue reading Wycliffe College’s Preaching Day – February 27, 2017
My friends at Knox Presbyterian Church on Spadina Avenue in Toronto have brought to my attention a couple of exciting upcoming events in the life and ministry of their congregation. First, on Saturday, February 11, they will be hosting a one-day retreat with Dr. Christine Pohl on the theme “Going Deeper into Community.” Continue reading Upcoming Events at Knox Church
Congratulations to Fleming Rutledge, whose book The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ has been named “Book of the Year” by Christianity Today. The full article can be read here.
After publishing several powerful collections of sermons and having faithfully served the cause of the Gospel for many years in pulpits both within her own Episcopal Church and across the ecumenical spectrum, it is wonderful to see her magnum opus receiving this kind of well-deserved recognition. Continue reading Book of the Year