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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…

Advent 3: A Community of Waiting and Expectation

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 20, 2006 |

“As the people were filled with expectation and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be…

Advent 2: Preparing the Way

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 15, 2006 |

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was…

Advent: Light of Our Darkness

By Ruth Haley Barton | December 10, 2006 |

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among the nations…

My Words Can’t Carry All the Praise

By Ruth Haley Barton | November 22, 2006 |

Editors Note: The poems of Pastor Ted Loder have accompanied us on many Transforming Center retreats, guiding us into moments…

Spiritual Rhythms in the Life of the Leader

By Ruth Haley Barton | August 22, 2006 |

“We are blessed with inner rhythms that tell us where we are, and where we are going. No matter, then,…

Transforming Worship

Transformational Worship: Encountering God in Ways that Change Us

By Rory Noland | July 22, 2006 |

Editor’s Note: Rory Noland is a composer and songwriter who has joined the Transforming Center team to help us continue…

Interview with Ruth Haley Barton Regarding Sacred Rhythms

By Transforming Center | May 23, 2006 |

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Releasing Ourselves to God: A Leader’s Invitation to Solitude and Silence

By Ruth Haley Barton | May 15, 2006 |

Editor’s note: The following article is adapted from Dallas Willard’s forward to Invitation to Solitude and Silence (Ruth Haley Barton,…

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