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

David Shane Badiola

To me, Hebraic leadership means loving your neighbor within the context of a biblical, historic perspective – which is all shown by love in action. There comes the perspective that God loves all people, Jew and Gentile, and his desire is that we love one another in the way that Jesus loved us. It is of utmost importance that the Hebraic leader first pursue after God’s kingdom and His righteousness. After that, the Hebraic leader understands the love that comes through plurality, and standing up for our Jewish brothers and sisters in times of trouble. Hebraic leadership means laying down our lives for those whom we love, and are called to love. When there are bouts of political strife, we are able to love the Jew and Gentile, when it comes to conflicting historical perspective, we are able to humble ourselves before God and seek peace throughout any type of conflict. When we are called to correct each other in times of attack, we are able to enforce the law in an ethical, loving manner that promotes peace. The Hebraic leader is able to use power in love that is first humble, then assertive with the authority that God gives to that leader.