Reflections on Statesmanship

A series of essays

  • The Statesman as Caretaker March 17, 2022
    The Statesman as Caretaker Our Creator and Master teaches us that we live and operate within a temporary world before He comes to visibly reign in the person of Jesus. It begins with God’s clarification of Jesus’ birth 700 years beforehand: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given (Isaiah 9:6). But following ...
  • The Statesman Wrestles with God March 17, 2022
    The Statesman Wrestles with God At the heart of our desire to be Statesmen, rather than simply politicians, is understanding our Creator’s desired role in our lives and decisions. At stake is our ability to move from a view of the likelihood of God’s existence to complete confidence in Him and the sense that He is our ...
  • The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King March 17, 2022
    The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King There is the repeated declaration throughout God’s instruction book that He is the ultimate King over our nations and our world. For example: For the Lord Most High is to be feared ; He is a great King over all the earth (Psalm 47:2). King ...
  • The Statesman’s Resource of a Personal Guide December 17, 2021
    The Statesman’s Resource of a Personal Guide It was King David who began Psalm 23 with words that should inspire every Statesman: The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1). He, as a ruler, was continually challenged with threats beyond his capacity. Here, he presents the image of himself as a vulnerable sheep dependent upon a protective shepherd to care for ...
  • The Most Important National Treasure December 17, 2021
    The Most Important National Treasure (NOTE: This statement was delivered to a group of diplomats at the United Nations, New York 19 June 1986.) Every nation has its treasures – those things that it values from a cultural or material point of view. Typically, the national treasures are items that are an integral part of the national ...
  • The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman December 17, 2021
    The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman The God Who created us is a covenant-keeping God. Covenant, first of all, describes the unchangeable partnership between an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Creator and finite man. The covenant nature of our God is of utmost value because in covenant, we can know what to expect of each party – ...
  • The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship October 19, 2021
    The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship I believe everyone is familiar with the encounter that David had with Goliath. David was a teenager. Goliath was a 9’9” tall, seasoned, powerful warrior. Everyone knows that David fearlessly felled this giant with a pebble employing a slingshot, perhaps the crudest of all instruments. However, I ...
  • The Statesman Is Able to Envision Our Nations as They Are Intended to Be October 19, 2021
    The Statesman Is Able to Envision Our Nations as They Are Intended to Be/h3> Our Creator paints a wonderful picture of what to us mortals seems like an unattainable picture. He vividly describes the future of His Kingdom on this earth when He, through Jesus, will reign on the earth. That reign will be characterized by ...
  • The Fallen Nature of Mankind as It Impacts the Statesman October 19, 2021
    The Fallen Nature of Mankind as It Impacts the Statesman The reality is that the objective of the Statesman is to achieve well-being for the people in an imperfect world. As we seek to be just and fair leaders, it is essential that we are realistic about what we are dealing with. We need this realism ...
  • The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’ August 23, 2021
    The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’ We have recently been looking at the roles of Government, Religious Institution and Family in bringing God’s promised blessings to a nation. Before we move on, let us consider the concept known as “separation of Church and State”. King Jehoshaphat, of Judah, reigned 873-949 B.C. His reign is ...

Books

Leadership For Nation Building

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John Adams, one of the founders of the American democratic experiment, said:

Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts contained! Every member would be obliged in conscience to temperance, frugality and industry; to justice, kindness and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love and reverence towards Almighty God”

This book examines the truth and argues for its application in the governing process.

Challenge to Govern as a Statesman

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How do you want to be remembered as a leader? As a Politician or a Statesman? Exploring the difference between a politician and a statesman, this book helps identify what people are looking for in a leader, and then, considers with those governing how to be such leaders, and as leaders to facilitate cooperation between governed and the governors. James Freeman Clarke said:

“A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of his country. The statesman wishes to steer, while the politician is satisfied to drift.

James Freeman Clarke, “Wanted, a Statesman!”, Edward Everett Hale, editor, Old and New Magazine, Vol. 2, Dec. 1870, p. 644.

Decision-Making in Government

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This book, recognizing the discretionary power of the decision maker and the challenges they face; in lack of training and understanding of governance, its purposes and goals.

Dr. Allen provides a foundation for understanding and making decisions in government, and then applies these principles in several practical areas. Two filters for making decisions are developed, summarized and applied to practical issues.

(Please NOTE: If a Head of Government should decide to lead his/her Cabinet in working through this material, we would be happy to provide printed copies of this workbook without charge.)

Построение демократическ общества

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Это собрание выступлений высказывал во время неофициальных собраний дипломатов, постоянно работающих при ООН, и посещавших эту организацию членов правительств входящих в её состав государств. Мною двигало убеждение в том, что существует Бог, который с любовью создал каждого отдельного человека по Своему собственному проекту.

Les Dirigeants Face A La Prise De Decisions

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Comment voulez-vous qu’on se souvienne de vous en tant que leader ? En tant qu’homme politique ou homme d’État ? En explorant la différence entre un politicien et un homme d’État, ce livre aide à identifier ce que les gens recherchent chez un leader, puis, avec ceux qui gouvernent, comment être de tels leaders, et en tant que leaders pour faciliter la coopération entre les gouvernés et les gouverneurs.

Des Dirigeants Au Service De La Construction Des Nations

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Ce livre, reconnaissant le pouvoir discrétionnaire du décideur et les défis auxquels il est confronté ; manque de formation et de compréhension de la gouvernance, de ses buts et objectifs.

Le Dr Allen fournit une base pour comprendre et prendre des décisions au gouvernement, puis applique ces principes dans plusieurs domaines pratiques. Deux filtres pour prendre des décisions sont développés, résumés et appliqués à des problèmes pratiques.

Liderazgo Para Forjar Naciones

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¿Cómo quiere ser recordado como líder? ¿Como político o estadista? Al explorar la diferencia entre un político y un estadista, este libro ayuda a identificar lo que la gente busca en un líder, luego, con aquellos en el gobierno, cómo ser tales líderes y como líderes para facilitar la cooperación entre los gobernados y los gobernantes.

Ndertimi I Shqipersise Demokratike

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Si doni të mbaheni mend si udhëheqës? Si politikan apo burrë shteti? Duke eksploruar ndryshimin midis një politikani dhe një burri shteti, ky libër ndihmon në identifikimin e asaj që njerëzit kërkojnë tek një udhëheqës, pastaj, me ata në qeveri, si të jenë udhëheqës të tillë dhe si udhëheqës për të lehtësuar bashkëpunimin midis të qeverisurve dhe guvernatorëve.

Le défi de gouverner comme un homme d'Etat

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Comment voulez-vous qu’on se souvienne de vous en tant que leader ? En tant qu’homme politique ou homme d’État ? En explorant la différence entre un homme politique et un homme d’État, ce livre aide à identifier ce que les gens recherchent chez un leader, puis, considère avec ceux qui gouvernent comment être de tels leaders, et en tant que leaders pour faciliter la coopération entre les gouvernés et les gouverneurs. James Freeman Clarke a déclaré :
« Un homme politique pense aux prochaines élections, un homme d’État de la prochaine génération. Un homme politique cherche le succès de son parti ; un homme d’État pour celui de son pays. L’homme d’État souhaite diriger, tandis que l’homme politique se contente de dériver.

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