Strategic Environmental Analysis in Numbers 13 & 14: An Opportunity for Two-way Faith Integration?

  • Michael E. Cafferky


The paper evaluates a narrative from the Bible that illustrates the possibility that the faith integration process is a two-way, reciprocal process rather than a one-way process. The paper provides a summary of the literature on the use of the 2x2 matrix in strategic management especially environmental scanning, explores the historical context of Numbers 13 and 14 and examines two of the 2x2 matrices that can be constructed from Deuteronomy 1 along with the strategic implications of each. Finally, observations from this passage from both theological and strategic management points of view are explored.