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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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Migrant Trail Walk

Today we gather at Southside Presbyterian Church, packing trailers, and getting things ready to head off to Sásabe, Mexico where we will break bread and begin our 75 mile trek to Tucson on the Migrant Trail Walk. We walk to remember those who have died trying to seek freedom from poverty, oppression, and a myriad of other things. They come out of hope. Yet, it has been said, for every human remains […]

Why Does Church Matter?

This past week I took a class from Lillian Daniel at McCormick Theological Seminary as part of my D.Min. Studies. The class was entitled “Why Church Matters In a Culture if Narcissism.”

We had several guests join us via Skype (Will Willimon, […]

A Holy Unity

May 19, 2013 – Pentecost Sunday University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: Acts 2.1-21 and John 14.8-17, 25-27 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

A Holy Calling

May 12, 2013 – 7th Sunday of Easter / Shalom Bayit University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: Luke 24.44-53 and Acts 1.1-11 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The values that hold us together?

A new/old journey has begun/continued, not unlike the modernist/orthodox journey of the early 20th century with Reinhold Niebuhr’s realist orthodoxy (shedding the utopian vision of earlier evangelicals but clinging to the pillars of evangelical fundamentals). In my D.Min. studies I am taking a class with the snarky title: “Why Church Matters in an Age of Narcissism”, taught by the equally sarcastic but profound Rev. Lillian Daniels. I am scrambling to finish the readings before our […]

A Holy Longing

May 5, 2013 – 6th Sunday of Easter University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, Arizona Scripture: Acts 16.9-15 and John 5.1-9 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by The Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.