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Reply To: After taking this course, in your own words, please define Hebraic leadership and what it means to you.

Arielle Del Turco

After taking this course, I understand Hebraic leadership to describe leaders who follow God, focusing on His Kingdom, and lead others with wisdom, hope, and a servant’s heart. Adopting the characteristics of a Hebraic leader will set us up to embrace the Christian faith as a path that we walk, much like the way Jesus viewed it. A Hebraic leader is anchored in the Word of God and makes difficult decisions with humility. Hebraic leadership does not shy away from complexities and paradoxes. Humanity at large—and the nuanced issues at play in the Near East that interest many of us taking this course—is too complicated to boil down to a simplistic narrative. Hebraic leaders can be comfortable with plurality and make room for a wide variety of beliefs and opinions even as we hold to a transcendent truth, rooted in the Bible. This perspective makes it easier to understand and respect those from different faiths and backgrounds and constructively engage with the Near East.