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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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Losing Our Way for God

I’ve read a number of articles and blog posts over the last several years about the Church losing it’s way (Landon Whitsitt and John Vest among others). I used to think we were finding our way again, but I think Landon is on to something. Have we succumbed too deeply to the temptations of “bigger is better”? As I read the gospels I understand Jesus had the inner twelve, but often […]

One Man’s Junk is God’s Treasure

March 24, 2013 – Palm Sunday University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, Arizona Scripture: Psalm 118.1-2, 19-29 and Luke 19.28-40 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Economics, Gun Control, and HB 2455

Somehow the Dow Jones Industrial Average trading at a new high feels like a new low for our nation and world. It seems we have learned nothing from the Great Recession of the past few years as it relates to the concentration of wealth at the top of the economic ladder and the devastation such concentration has on the other 99%, particularly those living (sustaining? surviving?) at the bottom of that ladder.

The more […]

We Are Emerging…Again

March 17, 2013 – 5th Sunday in Lent University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, Arizona Scripture: Isaiah 43.16-21 and John 12.1-8 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Feasting on the Word

March 10, 2013 – 4th Sunday in Lent University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: Isaiah 55.1-9 and Luke 13.1-9 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Liminality: The Space Between

March 3, 2013 – 3rd Sunday in Lent University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ Scripture: Joshua 5.9-12 and Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.