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Thanks for stopping in. Pour yourself a cup o' jo, take a load off your feet, and check out what's here. You are looking at my ramblings about issues of faith, life and culture—they are my own and are not necessarily shared by those with whom I work, live or otherwise engage.

My journey has led my family and me across the country where I have been introduced to a lot of people and a lot of different ways of doing things. One passion, though, runs through all these experiences: building beloved and sustainable community. "Sustainable" community is kind of a strange notion, as communities (people) change constantly, and things are always in motion. So, the latest chapter of my life has led me to the notion of "impermanence"—not an idea that comes naturally in a culture that likes to build monuments to our greatness for future generations to view and admire. But, I'm trying to practice my awareness of impermanence—the idea that nothing is permanent, nothing is forever, and things are always in flux.

Feel free to share your comments and engage in any conversation that may be happening here, but just know that I do reserve the right to delete any spam or anything I deem inappropriate or offensive. I look forward to dialoguing with anyone who cares to dialogue!

Peace and blessings,
                   Eric Ledermann

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Decently and In Order

By the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann January 23, 2011 First Presbyterian Church, San Bernardino, CA Matthew 4.12-23

It is human nature to want to “belong” to something—to be connected and “be known”. It is human nature to find those who share our values, those with whom we agree, those who affirm our self-identities. It feels good to be affirmed; it makes us feel good, it helps us like and appreciate ourselves. To “belong” and “be […]

Another Sad Day in Our Nation’s Life

Today is another sad day in the life of our nation. Today six people were killed and several others were injured in Tucson, AZ, by a disturbed and potentially demented young man named Jared Loughner. It is presumed the intended target was Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords (see recent article about charges against Loughner in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 9, 2011 at 1:22pm).

Letting go…

Warning: This is a bit of a rant. Sorry. If you are reading this, some of this may upset you (especially if you are a member of the church I serve). But, I think in my ranting a perpetual realization has propped up its annoying head. If you’re interested, read on…

It’s day 4 of this “My Life in Pictures” project, and I forgot to take a picture today—not a […]

New Project: My Life in Pictures

This past year Bruce Reyes-Chow took one picture every day for a year to document his life and allow the rest of us a glimpse into his life as the moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is also an avid blogger and has invited others to do the same and a few have taken him up on his invitation. I hesitated–gosh that seems like a lot of work to stay consistent […]

New Year, New Potential

It is a new year with new possibilities brimming from untapped potential. It remains to be seen what the new year will bring, but here is what I hope.

I hope that I may grow ever more aware of God’s presence in my life and in the lives of others (the latter being the more difficult for me sometimes) in both difficult and joy-filled times. I hope that I might […]