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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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Even When the Doors are Shut: Encountering the Risen Christ

By Ruth Haley Barton |

My favorite thing about the Easter story—aside from the resurrection itself—is reading the stories about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances and how each one was different, uniquely suited to the person(s) he…

The Practice of Keeping Vigil

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“Who can stay awake in this night of God? Who will not be as if paralyzed by it? Christ’s struggle was with God. This was his real agony. He overcame…

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…

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…

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…

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  • Reflections written for spiritual leaders delivered over 4 weeks each Saturday morning
  • 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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