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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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Race – Social Construct of Power, Privilege and Prejudice

As I write I am in Chicago at McCormick Theological Seminary for my fourth class on a long journey toward earning a Doctor of Ministry. The title of the class: “Culturally Attentive Ministry.” As we consider such questions as, “What presumptions and predispositions about other cultures and races have influenced your practice of ministry?”, I can’t help but get more excited and more anxious about my congregation’s Mission Month this […]

Walk in the Light

Jan 26, 2014 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: Isaiah 9.1-4 and Matthew 4.12-23 CD recordings of the entire service are available by contacting the Church Office. Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2014 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Faithful Servants Called to Faithful Service

Jan 19, 2014 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ Scripture: Isaiah 49.1-7 and John 1.29-42 CD recordings of the entire service are available by contacting the Church Office. Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2014 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Seeing the World Differently

Jan 12, 2014 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day / Epiphany of the Lord University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ Scripture: Isaiah 42.1-9 and Matthew 3.13-17 CD recordings of the entire service are available by contacting the Church Office. Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2014 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The Gift of Emmanuel

Jan 5, 2014 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day / Epiphany of the Lord University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ Scripture: Isaiah 60.1-6, John 1.1-18, and Matthew 2.1-12 CD recordings of the entire service are available by contacting the Church Office. Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2014 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.