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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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A Letter to Anti-Church Prognosticators: Just Cut the Crap Already!

To those who would say that the Church is an antiquated and dying institution that continues to cling to the myth of an all powerful God:

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Know Thyself

January 27, 2013 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a and Luke 4.14-21 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Watch the Tude, Dude!

January 20, 2013 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12.1-11 and John 2.1-11 © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

They Came Out

January 13, 2013 – Baptism of the Lord University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Scripture: Isaiah 43.1-7 and Luke 3.15-17, 21-22 © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Journeying with the Magi

January 6, 2013 – Epiphany of the Lord University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Scripture: Ephesians 3.1-12 and Matthew 2.1-12 This sermon/meditation was adapted from a meditation by Lynda Wright in Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas, ed. Ruth Burgess, Wild Goose Publications (Glasgow, 2005), p. 208 (originally inspired by Michael Paul Gallagher’s book Where is your God?). © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All […]