Author: Uli Chi

During his adult life, Uli Chi has lived and worked in the intersection between business, the academy and the church. He has had the privilege of serving as past Board Chair of Regent College in Vancouver, BC, as current Vice Chair of the Board of the Max De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Seminary, and as current Chair of the Executive Committee of the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University. He has also been involved in all aspects of local church leadership, including as a member of the adult ministries team’s teaching faculty at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

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The Good Shepherd Carrying a Lamb (Catacombs of Domitilla c. 300-350)

Leadership Wisdom – Covenantal Relationships

What does Jesus’ teaching about divorce have to do with our work as marketplace leaders?

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A sign reading "Mind the Gap" in Victoria Station in London

Leadership Wisdom – Mind the Gap

Sometimes we get so used to things being the way they are that we can’t see things any other way. It is as if we’ve turned “a blind eye” (and not in the sense that Jesus meant it) to the reality of our situation.

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The fifth Station of the Cross where Simon of Cyrene assists Jesus in carrying the cross

Leadership Burdens (Part II)

How might we as leaders learn to carry the burdens of others?

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Sari-clad woman in Mysore, India, balancing a basket of chikoo on her head.

Leadership Burdens (Part I)

How might we as leaders learn to carry our own load?

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Double living root bridge in East Khasi

Leadership Wisdom – Using Words to Bring Life and Freedom

Jesus’ stories restore our agency as human beings. Rather than viewing us as helpless victims of sin and circumstance, we are challenged to take the initiative.

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Wildfire burning in the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, United States, in 2020.

Leadership Wisdom – Using Words to Imprison and Kill

Jesus’ stark warning should stop us in our tracks. Using the most vivid metaphors available, Jesus warns us against the deadly folly of uninhibited and undisciplined anger and speech.

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The Red Vineyard by Vincent Van Gogh (1888)

Leadership Wisdom – Showing Up In Relationship

What’s Jesus’ issue with the religious teachers of his day? What went wrong for them and what might we learn as leaders today?

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Simeon and Anna in the Temple by Rembrandt van Rijn (1627-28)

Leadership Wisdom – Showing Up In Person

Human beings are creatures in whom and with whom the Maker of the Universe has chosen to dwell, and through whom God intends to work his purpose in the world. And that should make us look differently at each person we serve and lead.

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Four lit Advent candles

Leadership Wisdom – You are the Light of the World

Isn’t Jesus the light of the world? In what sense are we?

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A salt shaker full of salt

Leadership Wisdom – You are the Salt of the Earth

How does being “salt” relate to our work of being leaders?

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A Prayer for Election Season

May the words of this prayer be at the forefront of our minds as we enter the voting booth, engage in political conversations, and seek to love our neighbors.

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, public domain.

Finding Joy in Work

God alone is the source of our joy, in our work as in everything else. Our joys are like a metaphorical tree, where God is both the root and trunk. All else in our lives, including our work, are like the branches, leaves, and fruit. No joy in our lives is sustainable apart from being rooted in and connected to God. [And] because God calls us to be his servants, all work serves his purpose and therefore has ultimate meaning, even when we can’t make sense of it here and now.

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Pentecostés by Juan Bautista Mayno, ca. 1615-1620. Public Domain.

Depth Perception

Human beings were created for community. As the creation account reminds us, when God said of Adam, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). One of God’s greatest gifts of being human is the gift of the other… We need others to help us rightly see the world around us. Without other perspectives, our view of the world flattens out. Without different perspectives, we lose vital nuance and depth.

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All Souls Church in London

God’s Construction Project – Part 2

Are we willing to sacrifice for the flourishing of our local church, the relational community and the institution which embodies it?

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house under construction

God’s Construction Project – Part 1

As today’s text says, God is constructing a house made of “living stones.”

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