Leading with a Creative and Innovative Design

Leading with a Creative and Innovative Design

By Allen Quist 

A Sacred Texture Analysis of 1 Peter

Creative and innovative use of existing knowledge

Today’s organizations may build barriers to creative use of their existing knowledge base. Organizational stories, procedures, and company paradigms that once defined and inspired may now stifle adaptation needed to adapt to the future. By dismantling these barriers, creativity and innovation can flow in ways that build on past knowledge, yet incorporate continual, dynamic change to meet the challenges of emerging conditions.

Principle: For an organization to flourish in turbulent times, it must possess a values-based identity and purpose that its members own with honor.

Peter created his letter to influence his audience from their former culture and values system to a new perichoretic fictive family of God based on God’s prescribed culture and values. This new fictive family was a big leap from what the new believers had known, immediately requiring an immense adaptation on the believers’ part. They would have a new culture and new values to make their own while living and doing business in a world of people still clinging to the plethora of differing cultures and values.

Peter used metaphors, similes, contrasts, and comparisons to help his audience grasp the innovations in relationships brought by the Holy Spirit to transform the family of God. 1 Peter begins by contrasting his audience’s earthly identity as socially disenfranchised “aliens” (1 Peter 1:1) and to new identity as “chosen according to the foreknowledge of God …” (1:1-2). He further pushes the contrast by calling them “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession” (2:9). They were no longer disenfranchised but held an honorable position that would bring God’s reward as they remained faithful to their new values.

Next PagePeter is creatively exhorting his audience to respond honorably, in a way that builds their reputation as a fictive family that is truly representative of Christ. They are called to behave in accordance with who they really are as the redeemed of Christ – they are not victims; they are on the winning team.

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