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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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Image is Everything

Thank you to everyone who helped me shape my business card design. It is so much better than I could have imagined. The “winning” design, by a rather large margin, was Option B:

The scores were, out of 5:

Option A – 2.56 Option B – 4.29 Option C – 3.83 Option D – 2.61

There were a lot of suggestions and comments as well, so the final design may get […]

Help Me Design My Business Card – Take 2

First, thank you to all who helped me out by rating my first attempt at business card designs. As silly as it seams, a business card is often one’s first or second introduction and it does make an impression on people. It’s also an introduction for our congregation, so I really want to make something cool. But, most of all, I’m just having a lot of fun playing with designs, and it’s mentally getting me […]

Help me choose my business card design!

As most of you know by now, on Feb. 1st I’ll be serving as pastor/teaching elder of University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona. They have a really cool logo:

So, I’d like to use it on my business cards. I’m torn about using the PC(USA) seal, which I think is really cool (more info on the seal here):

I love the PC(USA) logo. But I’m afraid it […]

The Hunger Games

I just finished the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I am shaken by this story—it’s honesty about the realities of the human race, the circle of violence that seems to plague every generation, evidence of our fears and insecurities taken out on our neighbors.

I don’t know how intentional Ms. Collins was about her portrayal of our tendencies toward violence, but it is […]