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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.

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…

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Part Four: Reenvisioning the Promised Land

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“We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.” —Bishop Ken…

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Part Three: The Conundrum of Calling

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“Calling is a much abused word today. In the church it can be little more than a pious euphemism for…

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Part Two: The Power of a Well-Timed Pause

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“Spiritual leadership springs forth in grace from our very desire for God’s presence. This does not take effort or striving. …

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Part One: Coming Home to Ourselves in God’s Presence

By Ruth Haley Barton |

“When I want to do good, evil is close at hand.”  ~the apostle Paul Moses was destined to be a…

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When Leaders Lose Their Souls

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“For what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more…

Staying Awake During Holy Week

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Lectionary readings and guidance on using the lectionary Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42 “Stay together, friends, don’t scatter and…

Join a worldwide prayer vigil on Good Friday 2018

By Ruth Haley Barton |

For many years we have hosted a Stations of the Cross prayer service on Good Friday as a way of…

Lent: Dying That We Might Live

By Ruth Haley Barton |

Lectionary readings and guidance on using the lectionary “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and…

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  • Reflections written for spiritual leaders delivered over 3 weeks
  • 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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