Tocqueville said that “Providence has not created mankind entirely independent or entirely free.” He was right. He is dependent and accountable, in equal station, to the “Laws of nature and of Nature’s God.” Will government lead men to servitude or freedom?
When it comes to fairness and ethics in the 21st century, people have different ideas about what is right and moral. This disagreement–or difference in the application of morality–is the foundation, I believe, for engaging in the serious discussion of fiscal policy and the divide between government and Middle America. In our post-modern world, where … Continue reading Taxes, Budgets, & Free Markets: The Bible Speaks
The prevailing approach to organizational management has been understood as a vertical, top-down, hierarchal, authoritarian philosophy. Managers have been expected to control subordinates—in the office, the factory, shop, or government agency—autocratically giving orders and demanding obedience. Subordinates are expected to comply, if only out of fear of reprisal, without question. Leadership asserts authority and control, … Continue reading Servant Leadership in a Servant’s Profession: Guidelines for Today’s Criminal Justice Leaders
Ronald Reagan kept a plaque on his desk in the Oval Office that read, “There is no limit to what a man may do if he does not mind who gets the credit.” What this revealed about Reagan, and a revelation that should be applied by all in leadership, is that he valued the people … Continue reading Want a Strong Organization? Develop People!
I met Mr. Kim in 1996. That year I left my job and moved to Boston, to attend Boston Baptist College to study for the ministry. For the first semester I was there I lived on campus, in single housing, while working to transition my family to another state. There were only two other students … Continue reading Mr. Kim & North Korea