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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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Week 20 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Sustainist
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Week 19 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at The Sustainist
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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
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Drawing on Holy Currencies Week 15 Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 14 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 13 Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 12 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 11 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 10 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Week 9 of Drawing on Holy Currencies Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at The Sustainist
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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
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at The Sustainist
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Drawing on Holy Currencies Week 7 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 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