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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.

Lent: Dying That We Might Live

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Lectionary readings and guidance on using the lectionary “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for…

Season of Returning: A Leader’s Journey into Lent

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Scripture for Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 “Lent is a time of returning to God.  It is a time…

Reflecting on COVID-19 through the Lens of John 9

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“Surely we are not blind, are we?” John 9:40 That the Works of God Might be Revealed Here at the Transforming…

Join us for a virtual Good Friday prayer service

By Transforming Center |

The Practice of Keeping Vigil Ruth Haley Barton “Who can stay awake in this night of God? Who will not…

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Lent and the Human Struggle

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“Lent is a spiritual season which calls for greater openness to the word of God and conversion in every area…

Holding Fast to Love and Justice—In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ruth Haley Barton |

To mark and celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to mark and celebrate…

Epiphany: A Dangerous Journey

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“The Christian of the future will either be a mystic or will not exist at all.” —Karl Rahner Lectionary readings…

Invitation to Advent: Leaders in Liminal Space

By Ruth Haley Barton |

This week, we release our Advent podcast season of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast! If you’ve already signed…

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

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“If we’re not discerning God’s will together in fairly intentional ways, what are we doing?” —Ruth Haley Barton It was…

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

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Click here to read “Spiritual Direction (Part 1): A Vital Practice for Discerning Leaders.” “The whole purpose of spiritual direction…

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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
  • Every reflection includes a recording by Ruth that goes deeper into topic.
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