Beyond Words®

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.

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 us, because it is almost evening and the day is…

Part 4

Eastertide: The Nature of the Spiritual Journey

By Ruth Haley Barton |

You can also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this Beyond Words series. Then he said to them, “How foolish you are, and slow of heart to believe all that…

I cannot imagine just how I did life before!

Tiptoeing Around the Edges of Burnout

By Transforming Center |

By Daniele Evans My Transforming Community (TC13) experience began with plenty excitement, anticipation and my soul tiptoeing around the edges…

Two Years Transforming: Forever Grateful

By Transforming Center |

By Nathan Albert For the last two years, I traveled to a monastery outside of Chicago every three months for…

stacked rocks

The Major Imperatives Within Mature Discipleship

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI |

“At a certain age our lives simplify and we need have only three phrases left in our spiritual vocabulary: Thank…

Practicing Relinquishment: The Enneagram Goes on Retreat 

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“Every movement toward the humiliation of the false self, if we accept it, is a step toward freedom and inner…

Transforming Gift Creates Endowment Fund for Scholarships

By David Hughes |

When Anjuli Seth Nayak arrived for the first retreat of her Transforming Community, she was clearly a force to be…

Retreat: Invitation to a Counter-Cultural Practice

By Ruth Haley Barton |

 “I have lived too long where I am reachable.”–Rumi It is a wonderful thing to be invited—especially when the invitation…

Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

By Ruth Haley Barton |

 “If we don’t come apart for while, we will come apart after awhile.” –Dallas Willard Brad is a pastor whose…

Justice and the Inner Life

By Gary Haugen |

In October of 2004, I gave each of my colleagues at International Justice Mission two gifts: a blank leather journal…

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