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Eric H. F. Law
Kaleidoscope Institute
Founder and Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, the mission of which is to provide resources to equip church leaders to create sustainable churches and communities. For more than 25 years, he has provided transformative and comprehensive training and resources for churches and ministries in all the major church denominations in the United States and Canada. He is the author of 9 books including The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, and his latest, Holy Currency Exchange: 101 Stories, Songs, Actions and Visions of Missional and Sustainable Ministries.
Interests: Eric is a playwright, photographer and composer of church music.
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Drawing on Holy Currencies Week 7 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Sustainist
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Week 6 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at The Sustainist
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You Are Beloved Being a good steward begins from a place of blessedness in each one us. We give and receive not out of guilt, fear, low self-worth, pride, or keeping up with appearances; we give and receive because we know who we are: beloved children of God. Jesus taught us to pray to God as a parent. This makes all of us siblings, not only with each other but also with Jesus. As God affirmed Jesus as Her beloved son at his baptism, God also affirms that we are Her beloved children, with whom She is well pleased. Sometimes,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 4 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Who are you? In order to be an awesome steward, we have to know who we are and who we are not. We ha... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow Circling through earth so all may grow Vanquishing fear so all may give Widening grace so all may live. The Ven. Dr. Christopher A. Pappas considers these lyrics as the theme song for the stewardship initiative at Holy Trinity Church, Edmonton. He wrote in the church’s October 2018 e-newsletter: What’s great about a song is that it’s easier for us to learn something when we sing it than if we simply try and memorize it. And even better is that this tune in four succinct lines catches the entire essence of our roles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Introduction to Drawing On Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at The Sustainist
Take stock of your year and look ahead to goals for the new year Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at The Sustainist
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Drawing on Holy Currencies is a book with 52 weeks of activities to help you become a better steward of God's creation Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at The Sustainist
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How to address potentially difficult conversations that come up during the holiday season Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at The Sustainist
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How to make an informed voting decision using the values in the preamble of the Constitution Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Sustainist
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This article is taken from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas website, which demonstrates the importance of the currency of external relationships as the foundation of any ministries. Mission to Rebuild Based on Community Relationships The roots of this particular mission trip are 20+ years deep. The Rev. Jim Liberatore, rector of St. Andrew’s, Pearland has been planting seeds and tending relationships with people and institutions in the Pearland community for more than two decades and it paid off this summer for Harvey flood victims. Liberatore and his associate, Debbie Allensworth, have ministered together for more than two decades. Three years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at The Sustainist
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Five years ago, First Presbyterian Church, San Bernardino, wanted to invest in the wellness of the students of the High School next door. It was the beginning of engaging the Holy Currency incubation process through which church members build relationships with faculty, staff and students, discovering the truth of what the students needed and how best to connect with them; thus the beginning of Life Skillz Circle. Caring adults from the church would show up every Monday morning at 8 am with breakfast and meet with a group of students for an hour in a class room. Starting at 9th... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at The Sustainist
(Excerpt from an article in the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church website: https://www.gbhem.org/article/campus-ministry-leaders-focus-creating-sustainable-ministries) A visionary model for rethinking how campus ministries can provide meaning and purpose and yet be sustainable was presented during a training event sponsored by the Office of Collegiate Ministry at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). As the leadership development agency of the denomination, the Annual Conference Leaders training supports GBHEM’s work to equip the current and future leaders of the church. Collegiate ministry leaders from Annual Conferences and campuses heard Rev. Dr. Eric Law, founder and executive... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at The Sustainist
How do we help people understand that they need a break? Here is the video of the interview on the Currency of Wellness for Lay leaders that I did with Sandra Montes of the Episcopal Church Foundation. #HolyCurrencies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2oX_5zhFMo You can also find the accompanying article at http://www.ecfvp.org/vestry-papers/article/686/wellness Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at The Sustainist
Beneficial Event My earliest memory of money came from receiving 利事 (Cantonese pronunciation: Lai Se... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at The Sustainist
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I have been working on the same song “Longing” for the last 3 months. It finally came together this week. Perhaps it has to do the glimmer of hope that I and so many of my friends felt this week with the election result from Alabama. So here are the song lyrics. I will share a recording as soon as I finalize the melody. Longing by Eric H. F. Law I am longing for For a day of seeing without tears I am yearning for For a way of living without fears There’s a man With a gadget in his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The Sustainist
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Dave and I finished our new book, Drawing on Holy Currencies! All the pages have been sent to Chalice Press, our publisher. Thanks to Dave, this whole book is entirely hand-drawn and hand-written. This interactive graphic book should be available early 2018. Here is another drawing from the Currency of Truth part of the book and the accompanying reflection guide. Reflection Guide: Read Luke 6:20-26 Select a community issue of which you would want to learn the truth. Name the powerful people and their perspectives on the issue. Name the powerless people in your community on this issue. Describe how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Sustainist
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Drawing On Holy Currencies is a new book, which my nephew, Dave Law, and I are collaborating, writing, and drawing. It’s a graphic interactive book with pictures you can color, spaces for readers to draw and write and activities for readers to do. The book has 52 openings. A reader can interact with one “opening” per week. In a year, at the end of the book, readers would have experienced and developed the 6 holy currencies for their personal lives and for their church and neighborhood communities. I will be sharing some of the drawings in the coming weeks until... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Sustainist
Natural disasters, destructive as they are, tend to unify communities and countries. A storm like Hurricane Harvey doesn’t care whether you are a Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, citizen or immigrant, documented or undocumented; a storm just blows wind and pours rains on everyone. A natural disaster brings out the need for compassion and cooperation in order for people in a community to survive together. This is evidenced by a joint statement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U. S. Customs and Border Protection in light of Hurricane Harvey which said, “The Department's law enforcement components will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at The Sustainist
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Watching 40 thousand boys being coaxed into booing the first African American President and the first woman presidential candidate of the United States, my heart skipped a beat. Then they applauded when the news media were referred to as fake news. They laughed at a bullying threat disguised as a joke against the Health and Human Services Secretary if Obamacare didn’t get repealed. I was surprised by the fear that came over me. I am not so fearful for Tom Price getting fired, now that the repeal bill didn't pass in the Senate. I am fearful for my beloved country.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at The Sustainist
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With the healthcare bill stuck again, the politicians in Congress of the U.S. are finally talking about the possibility of bipartisan engagement to work toward a bill that actually puts the people’s wellbeing first! But, once again, we are distracted by the Russian-Trump scandal – this time with Donald Trump, Jr.’s emails. And the political parties are busy trying to find their positions in this new storm. The media will spin on this for days. The legal stuff will take its own course. Meanwhile, there is little we, the people, can do but, may I suggest, focus on what really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at The Sustainist
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I must admit that I was distracted for about 5 minutes yesterday when the president of the United States tweeted an offensive (in any standard) message for the world to read. I then realized that there is a pattern here – whenever the U.S. government is dealing something very important such as the healthcare bill which would affect millions of people’s wellbeing, we, the public, and the so-called liberal media, would be served a distraction to take our attention away from what really matters. What really matters is not what the president tweets on social media. What really matters is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at The Sustainist
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I have been silent for awhile because I was not sure what to write that would help my readers find their footing in this uncertain time in the United States. I wasn’t sure because I felt I was losing ground on which I was standing. Almost every day, something gets reported in the news and social media that causes me to feel more paralyzed, because there seems to be very little that I can do to affect the direction that the country is heading. To my surprise, when the results of the special election in Georgia’s 6th District came in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at The Sustainist
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The Kaleidoscope Institute (KI) has developed a ministry incubation process based on our Holy Currencies/Cycle of Blessing model. The following is an article from the website of the Episcopal Health Foundation reporting on the first cohort of churches embarking on this incubation process/journey. KI would love to implement a similar program for more dioceses, conferences, synods, associations and presbyteries. Six Congregations from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas came together this month to dream big about new ministries they are developing in partnership with EHF. Working with the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI)’s Holy Currencies model developed by The Rev. Eric Law, teams... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Sustainist