Generative Governance

I see a world that is more like Heaven than Hell, one that governs environment, economy, culture, and society on behalf of the generations.

I see this being achieved, not by political parties or nation states, but as business and civil society make decisions and take actions (governance) that cohere with the government of the Kingdom of God.  I call this form of government “generative governance.”

I believe that business and civil society have an important role in fulfilling the well known prayer of Jesus “…thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven…”

Generative governance cooperates with the prayer of Jesus and the will of God,  and is a philosophy for governing your life, family, and business in order to bring righteousness, peace and joy to all the stakeholders.

I work with leaders who have the heart, the will and the courage to “seek first the Kingdom of God.”

4 replies

  1. It looks like you and I agree on a lot of things.

  2. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. Mitch – Very thought provoking – worthy of consideration. Restrictive Governments limit individual’s abilities to act in civil society and “make decisions and take actions (governance) that cohere with the government of the Kingdom of God.” How does that impact your view of how this will be achieved?

  4. Mike – thank you for taking time to read the post and for thinking deeply about the questions. If I understand your question – how does one make decisions and take actions under oppressive governments in order to bring the kingdom to earth?

    The short answer – be faithful in the little things.

    The longer answer – Authority = Right + Responsibility – in order to govern one must have the “right” to rule. In an oppressive regime individual rights maybe severely limited, as you mentioned. In his book, Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl, addresses this concept. He was a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, where he explored his right to rule – over his own response to the Nazi’s inhumanity. (I am learning a lot from his important book.) With that in mind, one always retains the right to rule over one’s own mind, will, and emotions. That is, govern (yourself) according to the standards of the Kingdom of God in so far as you have the right to rule. This was Jesus’ example even as he was executed.

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