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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.

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Transforming Center welcomes Executive Director and creates new position, Director of Strategy and Programs

By Transforming Center |

Following a significant search characterized by disciplined discernment, the Transforming Center board is thrilled to announce Rev. Cole Griffin (TC2) as our new Executive Director along with Charity Barton McClure…

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Transforming Worship: Communal, Experiential, Formative

By Rory Noland |

“For worship to be as glorious as it should be, for it to lift people out of their mundane cares and fill them with adoration and praise, for it to…

Invitation to Solitude & Silence Licensed to SPCK Publishing

By Transforming Center |

Invitation to Solitude and Silence now has released in the United Kingdom and is now part of the growing list…

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Sane Rhythms of Work and Rest in Your Life as a Leader

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“We are blessed with inner rhythms that tell us where we are, and where we are going. No matter, then,…

A Spirituality of Racial Justice

Engaging a transforming conversation about policing in America

By Ruth Haley Barton |

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

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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…

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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…

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