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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Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoi (1872)

Leadership Wisdom – Divine Encryption

If God cares so much for us, why do we so often experience God’s hiddenness?

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt 1661-1669)

Leadership Wisdom – Divine Disclosure

Does God have feelings for us? If so, what kind of feelings might they be?

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Work, Rest, and Play

My mother’s family was from northern Germany. And I spent some of my childhood in the city of Hamburg located in the northernmost part of the country.

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Head of Christ - Rembrandt (c. 1640)

Leadership Wisdom – How Can We Love Our Enemies? (Part 2)

Given how difficult it is to love our enemies, what are some practical tips that help us get started?

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A bronze statue of an ill person reaching out a hand

Leadership Wisdom – Why Should We Love Our Enemies? (Part 2)

Jesus tells us to love our neighbor/enemy because we are made in the image of God. Why else might Jesus have told us to do so?

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A man setting an elaborate banquet table

Leadership Wisdom – How Can We Love Our Enemies?

Jesus may want us to love our enemies, but how can we do that when they arouse in us feelings of fear, anger, and even hatred?

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A sun setting over the water

Leadership Wisdom – Why Should We Love Our Enemies?

Why does Jesus command us to love our enemies? Today, why would Jesus ask us to, say, love a racist?

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Return of the Prodigal Son, after Pompeo Batoni (c. 1800)

Leadership Wisdom – Relentless Generosity

What do love and generosity have to do with business?

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His Master's Voice by Francis Barraud (1898)

Leadership Wisdom – Verbal Fidelity

When we speak, whom do others hear?

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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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