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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.

Invitation to Advent: Leaders in Liminal Space

By Ruth Haley Barton | November 25, 2019 |

This week, we release our Advent podcast season of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast! If you’ve already signed up for our mailing list, you’ll get a notification for…

Finding God’s Will in Community: Exploring a process for corporate leadership discernment

By Ruth Haley Barton | November 18, 2019 |

“If we’re not discerning God’s will together in fairly intentional ways, what are we doing?” —Ruth Haley Barton It was a conversation similar to many I’ve had with Christian leaders.…

Spiritual Direction (Part 2): A Space for Rigorous Honesty

By Ruth Haley Barton | October 2, 2019 |

Spiritual direction has been a part of the Transforming Center’s ministry from the beginning. As a part of the Transforming…

Spiritual Direction (Part 1): A Vital Practice for Discerning Leaders

By Ruth Haley Barton | September 12, 2019 |

Spiritual direction has been a part of the Transforming Center’s ministry from the beginning. As a part of the Transforming…

Lectio Divina: Engaging the Scriptures for Spiritual Transformation

By Ruth Haley Barton | July 2, 2019 |

Lectio Divina (translated “divine [or sacred] reading”) is an approach to the Scriptures that sets us up to listen for…

Are You Longing for More in Church?

By Ruth Haley Barton | May 28, 2019 |

Eventually, someone looking for a church home will ask some variation of this question:  “So, what kind of church are…

Transformed Nonconformist: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ruth Haley Barton | January 19, 2019 |

The Transforming Center is closed today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his courageous leadership in championing…

Epiphany: Celebrating the Imperfect Journey

By Ruth Haley Barton | January 3, 2019 |

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who…

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Tiptoeing Around the Edges of Burnout

By Transforming Center | December 13, 2018 |

By Daniele Evans My Transforming Community (TC13) experience began with plenty excitement, anticipation and my soul tiptoeing around the edges…

Two Years Transforming: Forever Grateful

By Transforming Center | November 21, 2018 |

By Nathan Albert For the last two years, I traveled to a monastery outside of Chicago every three months for…

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