Fleming Rutledge, a renowned author and theologian will be the featured speaker as St. John’s Episcopal Church hosts its annual Dodson Lecture on Monday October 8th at 7:30. The title of her evening lecture will be: “Jesus Christ and the New Skepticism”.
Having spent twenty-two years in parish ministry, Rutledge now has an international preaching vocation. Her three sermon collections, The Bible and New York Times, Help My Unbelief, and The Undoing of Death (Eerdmans) have met with wide acclaim across denominational lines.
Her most recent books are The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Divine Design in the Lord of the Rings and The Seven Last Words. She has received a grant from the Louisville Institute to finish her book-length treatment of the meaning of the Crucifixion for today’s world.
The Dodson Lecture is made possible by the Grif and Molly Dodson Distinguished Speaker Series. The fund is perpetuated by donations made in honor of the memory of Grif and Molly Dodson, who supported education and lifelong learning throughout their lives as members of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
The Dodson Lecture will be held in St. John’s church located at the corner of Jefferson St. and Elm Avenue. The public is welcome to attend. A voluntary collection will be taken at the lecture to assist in underwriting the cost of the lecture. A reception and dinner with Fleming Rutledge for sponsors of the Dodson Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. To become a sponsor, call St. John’s Church at (540) 343-9341 or email: [email protected] Reservations are required by October 1.