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Eric O. Ledermann

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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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2011 UnConference – Practicing the OpenSource Church #unco11

What is the UnConference?

I’m gathered with 70+ other people in the church. Many are clergy, some are in other professions, and all are passionate about the reality of the Church’s witness to the Holy among us. We all come from an amazing diversity of places, experiences, and understandings of God. Most of us are Presbyterian, but others have been welcomed into the fold.

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I went to a retreat this past weekend with about 40 other Presbyterians. The Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law was the keynote—an Episcopalian priest and founder of Kaleidoscope Institute in Los Angeles. The institute was born out of his own Christian journey of trying “to address race and diversity issues in faithful and constructive ways.” I had never heard of Eric Law prior to this two-day retreat, but I soon realized that […]

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