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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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I Have Come to Bring a Sword: Reflections on the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA)

June 29, 2014 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ Scripture: Jeremiah 20.7-13 and Matthew 10.16-22, 26-31, 34-39 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. Due to technical difficulties, the audio of this sermon is not available © 2014 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

A Subversive Gospel #ga221 #pcusa

At this morning’s ecumenical worship at the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA) the sermon was presented by the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada and recently elected president of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in North America. He preached from John 1.1-14.

Rev. MacDonald shared that the first fourteen verses of John turn up-side-down the powers of the […]

The God of Plentitude, Not Scarcity #ga221 #pcusa

If there is one thing about the General Assembly of the PC(USA), a denomination I love dearly and am committed to though often frustrated by, it reminds me that we are a big Church who follows and partners with a very big God.

Yesterday I attended a lunch for the Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) where Rabbi Brant Rosen spoke, co-president of Jewish Voice […]

We Are Called Not to be Perfect… #ga221 #pcusa

The Rev. Theresa Cho, associate pastor at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco and one of the most creative pastors I know who “gets it” when it comes to sharing the gospel with people of all ages, presented yesterday at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for the Committee to Review Biennual Assemblies (make sure meeting every two years is working and how we […]

Disagreement For the Sake of The Kingdom #ga221 #pcusa

Attending the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is an awe-inspiring and sometimes frustrating experience. I have often encouraged my fellow teaching elders (the presby-speak term for “ministers”) to attend at least one G.A. for the sake of soaking in the reality that we are much broader church than many of us would assume or would like.

Attending G.A. offers a look at the diversity of a denomination that […]