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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.

Is This All There Is?

By Fritz Liedtke |

Dear Church, First of all: Thank you. Thank you for the gift of life. I grew up in you as an infant in its mother’s womb, and it was a…

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Good News of Freedom

By Transforming Center |

Where the Spirit of the Lord there is freedom. II Corinthians 3:17  Today as we mark the Juneteenth national holiday, we invite you to reflect on this documentary that expands…

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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)…

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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…

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…

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