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

Clara Easterday

Hebraic leadership is linear. Unlike other world views/ leadership styles which follow a much more cycle view of life (eg. The hero leaves everyday life to achieve some great end, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds, defeats some mighty foe, then finally returns to normal life, repeat), the hebraic leaders path is linear. The hebraic leader realizes that the journey doesn’t begin or end with him. He knows that another leader will come to pick up where he left off, but that ultimately, throughout history they are all following the same steady, linear course to the Kingdom of God. The hebraic leader knows he is in exile, waiting for the Kingdom to come. But while he knows better than to become complacent and forget that the Kingdom is his true home, he also accepts his current state, working with his neighbors and prospering even in exile. A hebraic leader is not afraid to wield power for a just end, but he will never leverage coercive power against his fellow man because he recognizes man’s free will. A hebraic leader knows that there is one ultimate objective truth which all men are innately oriented toward (all men are called to be children in the kingdom of God), however he also recognizes that men follow different paths to reach that truth and he respects both their journey and their unique history, which impacts the way an individual views the world and therefore also influences the path they choose to follow in pursuit of the truth.