The Statesman Benefits from the Undeserved Goodness of God As we learn to work with God, who is our Supreme Master, the One who rules over our nations, it is essential that we fully understand Him. One essential element is understanding His general goodness to mankind not based upon our particular goodness or our obedience […]
Handbook for Governing as a Statesman
Handbook for Governing as a Statesman The Statesman struggles to find the most effective solution to each problem faced. Let us look at the issue from a different perspective. The issue becomes clearer when we begin to consider the underlying values that must guide those solutions. King Solomon, ruled during the tenth century B.C. He […]
The Most Important National Treasure
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 Fallen Nature of Mankind as It Impa...
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 […]
Do We Need God to Be a Statesman?
Do We Need God to Be a Statesman? Can we be a Statesman without depending upon God? I believe that potentially we can. However, I believe that it is absolutely necessary for us to have the values, character qualities that we as humans can best receive by depending upon God for these qualities. How […]
The Statesman Recognizes the Need to Op...
The Statesman Recognizes the Need to Operate in Accord with the Instructions of the Creator-Designer – Part 2 We recently made the argument that our Lord has designed and set up His creation in such a way that those who operate within His creation need His instruction in order to be able to do […]
Characteristics of a Statesman: The sta...
Characteristics of a Statesman: The statesman displays the heart of a shepherd a. Compassion toward the people, especially the most disadvantaged King Solomon provides a good example. Early in his reign when he clearly had the heart of a statesman, he said to His Creator (paraphrasing and transposing from the third person to the […]
How Do You Wish to be Remembered as a L...
How Do You Wish to be Remembered as a Leader – as a Statesman or as a Politician? I believe it is essential for those serving in Government to continually reflect on what motivates us and what we hope to achieve with our lives. Let me pose these questions: What kind of a leader […]