Leadership and the Environment
199: Be Fruitful and Multiply: What Does It Mean? What Can It Mean?
I've learned in leading that you can lead people best when you meet them where they are. That means speaking their language and understanding their perspective.
Many people I talk to take their cues from the Bible, including guidance on how to act regarding the environment. Among them, the term stewardship plays a key role.
A steward is one who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs. Everyone views and means things uniquely, but I understand them to mean the world and everything living on it, if we steward them, they aren't ours, but we steward them for both the true owner and future generations so they can enjoy and steward them for their future generations.
This episode explores the source of stewardship as an environmental role as the interpretation of dominion, replacing dominance and ruling with responsibility.
I then apply that result to another key area waiting for interpretation: being fruitful and multiplying.