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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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I’m Pissed! #ga220

I have sat here in the aftermath of the resignation of Tara Spuhler McCabe as vice-mod of GA220, listening to our ecumenical partners try to help us remember our call to peace. I have moved beyond sad to anger. I am angry that a small and poisonous minority in our Church are able to cause so much divisiveness and bully their way to the center to effect such pain and suffering for our entire church. And worse, it’s done under the guise of doing God’s work. Could anything be more antithetical to Christ’s teachings?

Ok, yes there are much worse things: ignoring 60,000 people who die every day from hunger, the AIDS epidemic that continues to spread, continued economic and political injustices committed every day against the poor and to keep poor countries poor and under control of those in the top 1%, people who continued to be oppressed because of the gender of who they might fall in love with, etc., etc.

Yes, perspective is important. But as we hear calls for peace and we allow those who seek division and perpetuate violence even in our own Body, I can’t help but be angry. And as our mystic ancestors might caution, the faithful questions remains: what will I do with my anger?

For now, I’m praying for my church and for my sisters and brothers who are serving as commissioners, delegates, staff, and support here.

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