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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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Scariest Word Ever: Trust

August 26, 2012 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Ephesians 6.10-20 © 2012 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann All rights reserved.

A Church with Passion

I did an experiment this past Sunday. I shared in the sermon the idea of seizing each moment by trying to be intentional about paying to what God might be doing in that moment. It’s a delicate balance of seeing the past, learning from it, but not getting stuck in it, and looking to the future, have dreams, but not get consumed or overwhelmed by them.

I asked the ushers to pass out quarter […]

Carpe Diem

August 19, 2012 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Ephesians 5.15-20 © 2012 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann All rights reserved.

Death-Throes of a Denomination #pcusa

I read a lot—not as much as I want, but a lot. I love reading as much as I love being in conversation with people. The conversations I have been having lately seem to revolve around a few common threads:

our church is not what it used to be the world is not what it used to be I just want it to be like it used to be

But the reading I’ve been […]

Making Safe Space: Reflections on #unco12

A reflection on the UnConference at San Francisco Theological Seminary, July 30-Aug 1, 2012 August 5, 2012 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona 2 Corinthians 5.1-21 © 2012 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann All rights reserved.