Holy Week Guest Preachers
The Rev. Mark A. McIntosh is currently the inaugural holder of Loyola University Chicago’s endowed professorship in Christian Spirituality, having previously served as Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University, U.K. and canon residentiary of Durham Cathedral. He is married to Anne Nagle McIntosh and their children Elizabeth and Nathan are currently in Ph.D. and undergraduate studies respectively. McIntosh studied History as an undergraduate at Yale, earned a second BA in Theology at Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the intersection of mystical and spiritual thought in Christianity with Christian theology. Among his publications are Discernment and Truth: The Spirituality and Theology of Knowledge (2004) and Divine Teaching: An Introduction to Christian Theology (2008). He has served as canon theologian to the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A., as chaplain to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, and as a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
The Rev. Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and a teacher of other preachers, known throughout the Protestant denominations of the US and Canada. She has been praised as a preacher-theologian by Roman Catholic leaders as well. She is the author of eight books, the most recent being The Crucifixion (Eerdmans), named 2016 Book of the Year by Christianity Today. Her website is www.generousorthodoxy.org.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served in parish ministry for 22 years. Fourteen of those years were spent at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City. She was twice a resident at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and a teacher of homiletics in the University of Toronto School of Theology. She received an honorary D.D. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary.
A native of Franklin, Virginia, Mrs. Rutledge and her husband Reginald E. (Dick) Rutledge recently celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.