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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.

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 Community experience, we strongly recommend that leaders seek out a…

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 Community experience, we strongly recommend that leaders seek out a…

The Gift of Waiting

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 23, 2004 |

God comes like the sun in the morning—when it is time. We must assume an attitude of waiting, accepting the…

Gratitude for Ordinary People

By Ruth Haley Barton | November 23, 2004 |

“And they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Matthew 1:23 As we emerge from Thanksgiving week…

Are You Dangerously Tired? Exploring the Symptoms and Sources of Spiritual Exhaustion in Ministry

By Ruth Haley Barton | October 23, 2004 |

“Because we do not rest we lose our way. Poisoned by this hypnotic belief that good things come only through…

The Transforming Leader: Giving the Best I’ve Got

By Ruth Haley Barton | September 23, 2004 |

Spiritual transformation has become quite the buzzword in Christian circles today. The good news is that it speaks to our…

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