Beyond Words®

Reflections on the Soul of Leadership

Written by Ruth Haley Barton, each reflection provides spiritual guidance and encouragement for those seeking to be in God for the world.

Part Five

Eastertide: Discerning the Presence of Christ

By Ruth Haley Barton |

You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this series. They urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is…

Part 4

Eastertide: The Nature of the Spiritual Journey

By Ruth Haley Barton |

You can also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this Beyond Words series. Then he said to them, “How foolish you are, and slow of heart to believe all that…

Collage of canvas texture and thick paint with overly of church window and crucifix.

Ten years later, I am still in ministry!

By Transforming Center |

Note: What is the long-term impact of the Transforming Community experience in the lives of leaders? Pastor and law enforcement…

Part 3

Eastertide: Women and Men in Transforming Community

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did…

A Spirituality of Racial Justice

Lamenting the Atlanta shootings

By Transforming Center |

In this ongoing series we reflect on the spiritual truths and principles that undergird the fight for racial justice, the Spirit…

A Spirituality of Racial Justice

Part 2: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

By Transforming Center |

Editor’s Note: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we offer the next installment of our ongoing series, featuring…

January 6, 2021: An Unexpected Epiphany

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“A leader is a person who must take special responsibility for what’s going on inside him- or herself, inside his or…

Epiphany: A Season of Revelation

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Lectionary Readings for Epiphany: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Arise, shine; for your light has come,…

Leo Ayala

Leo’s story: The impact of a Transforming Community in the life of a pastor

By Transforming Center |

Note: What is the impact of the Transforming Center in the lives of leaders? Pastor Leo Ayala, a recipient of a Robert…

A Prayer on Election Day

By Ruth Haley Barton |

O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank you…

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  • Reflections written for spiritual leaders delivered over 3 weeks
  • Includes guidance to listen to what your soul wants to say to God and what God wants to say to your soul
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