Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
A Podcast with Ruth Haley Barton
Welcome to the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast with Ruth Haley Barton. In each 30-minute episode, you will discover how forging and maintaining your own life-giving connection with God is the best thing you bring to leadership.
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You’re invited on the journey of transforming leadership! Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader is Season 1 of Ruth Haley Barton’s podcast Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. Each episode highlights a quarterly theme of the Transforming Community experience. Join Steve Wiens (a Transforming Community alum) for a lively dialogue with Ruth Haley Barton about forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God in the midst of leading.
Many of us are carrying a lot of baggage regarding Christian community. Ruth has often commented that it is one of the most over-promised, under-delivered aspects of the Christian life—which means that Christians who have been deeply involved in church are often the most cynical and disillusioned. In Season 2 of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast, Ruth and Steve will discuss how to cultivate communities where people regularly and routinely experience spiritual transformation. Season 2 follows the book Life Together in Christ by Ruth Haley Barton.
It was 10 years ago that Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership was published by InterVarsity Press. Last year we launched this podcast by the same name, and this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary, InterVarsity released an expanded edition with a group experience and an assessment tool (check it out). Ruth and Steve will focus this podcast season on seeking God in the crucible of ministry.
In Season 5: Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Steve Wiens and Ruth Haley Barton will walk through Ruth’s book by the same name. Join us for a rich conversation, and grab a copy of the book to take a deeper dive into solitude and silence.
In Season 6, Steve Wiens and Ruth Haley Barton walk through Ruth's new book, Invitation to Retreat. Why did Ruth write another book? How does it relate to Invitation to Solitude and Silence? We start with a delicious word – invitation. Ruth moves in to define our terms and discuss how retreat has been compromised in our culture. Ruth and Steve even discuss who should go on retreat. Let's reclaim the word retreat!
The seasons of the church year are meant to teach us something about the spiritual life we need to learn. In fact, by entering into these seasons we experience the deeper dynamics and rhythms of the spiritual life by walking closely with Jesus and learning from him as we go. In this season of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast, we are privileged to prepare and walk through the season of Lent together.
Join us for this series of Advent and Christmastide reflections. The seasons of the church year are meant to teach us something about the spiritual life we need to learn. In fact, by entering into these seasons we experience the deeper dynamics and rhythms of the spiritual life by walking closely with Jesus and learning from him as we go. In this season of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast, we are privileged to prepare and walk through the season of Advent together.
Ruth and Friends: “Conversations on Spiritual Transformation and…” is the title of season 9 of the Strengthening the Soul of Leadership podcast. In each episode Ruth invites leaders with diverse callings and expertise to dialogue and explore how spiritual transformation intersects with some of the most significant topics of this time.
In this season Ruth and her conversation partner, Steve Weins, discuss one of Dr. M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.’s most important works, Invitation to a Journey. In each episode Steve and Ruth engage in a lively discussion of Mulholland’s profoundly biblical road map for spiritual formation.
Happy New Year! Advent marks the beginning of the church year. Join Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Weins for spiritual encouragement based on this year’s Advent Reflections (Cycle B) with an episode for each week of Advent. This podcast season is designed to help leaders (and everyone) carve out time to make Advent a season of transformation. If you would like to make listening to the scriptures each day a spiritual practice for this season, follow this link. The podcast conversation begins at 7:19.
We are excited to be back with our first season of 2021. Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Wiens will be walking through Robert Mulholland’s book, The Deeper Journey. If you would like to read along with this podcast season you can purchase Mulholland’s book at your favorite place to buy books or visit our online store.
We are excited to be back with a new season with Ruth’s friend and fellow spiritual director Adele Calhoun. She and Ruth Haley Barton will be walking through Calhoun’s book, Invitations From God. If you would like to read along with this podcast season you can purchase Calhoun’s book at your favorite place to buy books or visit our online store.
Or if you sign up to become a patron in the month of June you will receive a free ebook of Invitations From God, as a thank you for your support. Patrons will now also receive regular bonus content as well as opportunities to hear Ruth answer their questions. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.