Love One Another

Chris Long
5 min readApr 4, 2021
Ted Loder making a point, and pointing his finger. Joy on his face.
Ted Loder in Dialogue.

Ted Loder, eloquent preacher, fierce advocate for justice, long-time minister of the First United Methodist Church in Germantown, and my beloved step-father, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Ted always encouraged us to watch for the “sneakiness of God,” to notice how the mysterious presence of holiness encounters us in our everyday life with one another.

Ted died at 10:15pm on Maundy Thursday, which this year fell on April Fool’s…

Chris Long

MSU Foundation Professor, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters and of the MSU Honors College; Co-Founder of @PubPhilJ; Co-PI of @HuMetricsHSS.