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Season 6: Episode 8 | Space for Discernment

If you have gotten this far and are still wondering if a retreat is a necessary practice, we knock it out of the park with discussing Jesus’ pattern of retreat. Jesus utilizes retreat for discernment even though he knew everything. Ruth shares three categories of discernment that can be practiced on retreat. Settle the crazy down! Don’t miss the great discussion Ruth and Steve have about discernment as a relationship instead of as a transaction.


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Mentioned in this podcast:
Invitation to Retreat, Ruth Haley Barton
Transforming Community

Exploring Further:
Music in Solitude
Ruth Haley Barton
Steve Wiens

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Music Credit: The intro and outro by Aaron Niequist.

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desires to see churches and Christian organizations become communities of authentic spiritual transformation – and that begins with transforming leaders. We seek to strengthen the souls of pastors and leaders, equipping them to guide their churches and organizations to become spiritually transforming communities that discern and do the will of God in their settings. Read more about the Transforming Center.

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