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Welcome to Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast with Ruth Haley Barton. In each 30-minute episode you will discover how forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God in the midst of leading is the best thing you bring to leadership! Visit www.transformingcenter.org for additional resources for pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barto‪n‬ Ruth Haley Barton

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Welcome to Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast with Ruth Haley Barton. In each 30-minute episode you will discover how forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God in the midst of leading is the best thing you bring to leadership! Visit www.transformingcenter.org for additional resources for pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve.

    Season 12: Episode 7 | Principles of the Deeper Life

    Season 12: Episode 7 | Principles of the Deeper Life

    Ruth and Steve conclude this season with some practical advice and discussing a persistent practice for leaders. How do we detach ourselves from all that is not God to attach ourselves to all that is God? A powerful conclusion for leaders who long to be in God for the world. We are grateful for Bob Mulholland's deeply theological and practical spiritual formation resource and encourage you to read this Transforming Resource. Pick up a copy of the Deeper Journey at your local bookstore or you can purchase in our new online store.
     
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    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
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    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

    • 29 min
    Season 12: Episode 6 | Putting on the New Nature

    Season 12: Episode 6 | Putting on the New Nature

    Putting off the vices of the old self is only half the equation. We are to put off the old nature and put on the new nature. A great conversation flows around rest and sabbath, forbearance, and forgiveness. A helpful conversation for leaders today.
     
    Support the podcast now and immediately receive our Lent bonus
    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
    SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS
    You can also access podcast on Stitcher and Spotify.
     
    Listen to other episodes from Season 12 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, Wayne MullerLent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

    • 36 min
    Season 12: Episode 5 | Abandoning the False Self

    Season 12: Episode 5 | Abandoning the False Self

    We have been deep in theological waters in this season. In this episode  we are going to look at abandoning our false self through the lens of the Enneagram. This is not going to be a deep dive, but it is aligned with what the purpose of the enneagram – a tool to help us recognizing our own besetting sin.
     
    Support the podcast now and immediately receive our Lent bonus
    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
    SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS
    You can also access podcast on Stitcher and Spotify.
     
    Listen to other episodes from Season 12 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Self to Lose, Self to Find: Using the Enneagram to Uncover Your True, God-Gifted Self, Marilyn Vancil Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

    • 56 min
    Season 12: Episode 4 | Hidden With Christ in God: The False Self and the Christ Self

    Season 12: Episode 4 | Hidden With Christ in God: The False Self and the Christ Self

    Episode 4 starts with some very good news if you are feeling trapped by your false self. This episode raises up some theological questions and Robert Mulholland's perspective as a New Testament theologian. Good news for those who are struggling with being stuck. Maybe God is knocking. A rich episode that will challenge and encourage you, and a practice to help become more open to the activity and presence of God in your life.
    Support the podcast now and immediately receive our Lent bonus
    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
    SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS
    You can also access podcast on Stitcher and Spotify.
    Listen to other episodes from Season 12 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

    • 34 min
    Season 12: Episode 3 | The Idol in the Box: The Religious False Self

    Season 12: Episode 3 | The Idol in the Box: The Religious False Self

    Ruth names it – this is the most convicting part of the book for any of us who are Christians – especially for Christian leaders. Steve and Ruth have different reasons it is difficult to acknowledge their religious false self. If anyone thought we were done with the attributes of the false self in the last episode be warned – Mulholland brings up the list again.  There is no doubt, our religious false is very dangerous and it is alive and well in all of us. Ruth ends with sharing Mulholland's penetrating questions that conclude chapter 3. 
    Support the podcast now and immediately receive our Lent bonus
    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
    SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS
    You can also access podcast on Stitcher.
    Listen to other episodes from Season 12 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

    • 33 min
    Season 12: Episode 2 | Into the Jungle: The False Self

    Season 12: Episode 2 | Into the Jungle: The False Self

    Ruth and Steve begin the second episode defining terms – expanding on Mulholland's definition of the false self. A lot of what is happenings in churches is superficial tinkering, and the reality is that not everyone in the church is on the same journey. The Bible doesn't call it the narrow way for nothing. Steve and Ruth work their way through the basic attributes of the false self. The episode ends with a discussion of the role of community in wrestling with the false self because one is often choosing between good and good and Ruth's reminder of the role of the spirit.
    Support the podcast now and immediately receive our Lent bonus
    Podcast patrons at any level will receive our brand new revised digital download of Ruth Haley Barton's Lent: A Season of Returning. It includes all the scriptures and space to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Become a patron today and support our podcast ministry.
    SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES
    You can also access podcast on Google Play or Stitcher.
    Listen to other episodes from Season 12 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders! Become a patron at any level during Lent and immediately receive our new digital edition of Lent: A Season of Returning when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:Lent: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)
    The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders.  Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!

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