In The Media

Ruth Haley Barton on Faith Radio

Recently, Ruth was interviewed on My Faith Radio’s program Connecting Faith with Neil Stavem. He had this to say about their time together: Community is a primary goal of most churches, but it’s not easily accomplished. Through the well-known story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, author and teacher Ruth Haley Barton gives us insight on…

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Spiritual Transformation, Community, and the Church

David Johnson is senior pastor of Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The website describes the mission of the church as follows: God invites us to take Next Steps inward. We use the word discover to describe the journey inward. There is no greater journey of discovery than to personally discover how…

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Spiritual Transformation in the Church

Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH WHEN IT COMES TO SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN CHRIST? Barton: The Church (capital C) is the body of Christ on earth now and it is the primary context in which we grow up in every way into him who is our head (Eph. 4:15). In Pauline writings, instructions about…

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Sacred Rhythms Now Available in Indonesian

Sacred Rhythms

The Transforming Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Ruth Haley Barton’s book, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation has recently been translated into its fifth language since being released in 2006 by InterVarsity Press. The book is now available in Indonesian; learn more about how to purchase the edition here. Other Transforming Resources have been translated…

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Pursuing God’s Will Together: Review from the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care

Pursuing God's Will Together

Kent Carlson, Co-Senior Pastor of Oak Hills Church (Folsom, CA), reviews Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups, by Ruth Haley Barton (InterVarsity Press, 2012) Ruth Haley Barton, in her book, Pursuing God’s Will Together, has presented a vision of a spiritual leadership community that if taken seriously, would drastically and in severe…

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Ruth Haley Barton Signs Six-Book Contract with InterVarsity Press

Ruth Haley Barton

Krista Carnet | 630.734.4013 | kkcarnet@ivpress.com WESTMONT, IL—Award-winning author Ruth Haley Barton has signed a six-book contract with InterVarsity Press. Barton, president of The Transforming Center, a spiritual formation ministry to pastors and Christian leaders, will release Invitation to Transforming Community, the first of six books in the Transforming Church series, in Fall 2014. “I…

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Pursuing God’s Will Together Chosen for 2012 Leadership Book Award

Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups (InterVarsity Press/Formatio) by Ruth Haley Barton was chosen for a 2012 Leadership Book Award in the category of “The Leader’s Outer Life.” Leadership Journal editors and contributing editors narrowed the awarded titles down to the ten “books that are too good to miss.”     In Pursing God’s Will…

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First Review of Pursuing God’s Will Together

Thrilled to share with you the first review from our good friends at Hearts and Minds (Dallastown PA), a great indie bookstore with a great ministry. If you are ever out in PA, it is worth a visit. Byron writes an extensive review and I am just providing an excerpt below. From Hearts and Minds…

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Your gift doubles when you give before August 28th

Progress Update: Our goal is to raise $10,000 in August (for a total impact of $20,000). As of August 27 we are at $13,209! Total impact $23,209. Praise God for his provision. Pastors need the endurance of an Ironman! Completing an Ironman competition demands a level of endurance that doesn’t happen by accident. It requires…

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Interview with Ruth Haley Barton Regarding Sacred Rhythms

Sacred Rhythms

“Many of us have more clearly developed plans for finances, further education, home improvements and physical fitness than we do for our spiritual lives.” —Ruth Haley Barton An Interview with Ruth Haley Barton What is the significance of the phrase “sacred rhythms”? Ruth Haley Barton: The phrase “spiritual rhythms” is a way of talking about the…

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Transforming Center Announces Academic Partnership with Northern Seminary and Dr. Ruth Haley Barton joins Northern as Professor of Spiritual Transformation

Former Northern student and founder of the Transforming Center, Ruth Haley Barton, was awarded with an honorary doctorate for her years of fruitful ministry in the areas of spiritual formation and direction at this year’s commencement ceremony.  In conjunction with the conferral of this degree, Dr. Barton joins Northern Seminary’s faculty as Adjunct Professor of Spiritual…

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