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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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Way, Truth and Life The Hebrew word that is translated as truth, emet, is composed of the three letters, א alef, מ mem, and ת tav—the first, middle, and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The composition of the word may signify that in order to discern the truth, one must know the beginning, the middle, and the end of the event. There is no half-truth in the Hebrew emet. We cannot take one moment, one feeling, or one perspective and call that the truth. For this reason, we do not select one verse from the Bible and use it... Continue reading
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Imagine … It is that very spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. If, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17 NRSV Imagine a millionaire and a homeless person are brothers; what would they be talking about? Imagine a policeman and the young men in the neighborhood are brothers; what would they be doing in the neighborhood? Imagine Republicans and Democrats are sisters and brothers; how would they behave in Congress? Imagine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Love Your Enemies and Dialogue This week, I will let the drawing and songs do the talking. You can watch me teaching a group to sing, “Love Your Enemies” at a Music that Makes Community Conference on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AtwVDQshU. Listen to the song as you color the first page. Remember to take a photo of your creation and post with #holycurrencies. You can listen to me singing “The Dialogue Song” on Youtube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dST6YClSgrc Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Sustainist
Here is a letter from Pamela who shared how her congregation has been positively impacted by Holy Currencies. If you want to receive Holy Currencies training and/coaching go to our Holy Currencies website and learn more about utilizing this cycle of blessing model for stewardship ministry and incubation of new ministries. ************************************************ Dear Eric, I hope this finds you well. Last summer I had the pleasure of being part of the team that signed on to your series of webinars about Holy Currencies. This was after we had had Jake come lead us through a daylong workshop and several of... Continue reading
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TimeBank I came across the concept of TimeBank when I was designing a Building Bridges Now dialogue session on Disaster Preparedness. I found a video about how Christ Church, New Zealand, recovered from a disaster with resiliency and effectiveness. People moved immediately to take care of those in need, knowing exactly where, who, and what resources to connect them with. The key to this community’s ability to recover was TimeBank, which they had implemented effectively for a number of years. TimeBank is a model for sharing our currency of time and leadership(talent). There is no money exchange at all. Instead... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Drawing on Holy Currencies Week 16 Pledge Card for Gracious Leadership Welcome to the first pledge card of Drawing on Holy Currencies. Answer the questions on the first page and you will have a better idea of how to complete the pledge card. List the knowledge and abilities that you have: (This can be anything that you are good at.) Name some of the ministries in your church that could benefit from your abilities. Name a person or a group in church who might benefit from learning the skills that you have: Name a person or group outside of church... Continue reading
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Change?! To be a good steward, we are often faced with change: changing the way we think about money and other resources, changing how we deal with our fear of not having enough, stepping outside the traditional understanding of stewardship, exploring what it means to live in abundance, learning how to realize Jubilee, etc. So this week, you are invited to explore how you know you are safe and secure without having to change. More importantly, we invite you to explore in what conditions are you willing and able to consider new ways, new things, crossing old boundaries, exploring new... Continue reading
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