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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

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 297 Ratings

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 10: Episode 6 | The Classic Christian Pilgrimage

    Season 10: Episode 6 | The Classic Christian Pilgrimage

    In this episode, Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Weins move to looking at the four classic Christian stages of spiritual journey – awakening, purgation, illumination, union. Mulholland makes a valuable contribution to our understanding with five aspects of purgation. Steve and Ruth discuss current events and why we shouldn't shy away from the sin of omission in regards to systematic racial injustice and the role the church has played it in.
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    Mentioned in this podcast:Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 33 min
    Season 10: Episode 5 | Holistic Spirituality, Part 2

    Season 10: Episode 5 | Holistic Spirituality, Part 2

    Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Weins continue their discussion of holistic spirituality, and they finish their discussion of the personality types. You will want to catch Part 1 to fill out the discussion.
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    Mentioned in this podcast:Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 27 min
    Season 10: Episode 4 | Holistic Spirituality, Part 1

    Season 10: Episode 4 | Holistic Spirituality, Part 1

    What is Holistic Spirituality? How does one nurture the whole person along with answering this question: What does love require of me? Because insisting on "being myself” is really not holistic spirituality. Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Wiens discuss both the positive and negative expressions of each of the Myers-Briggs personality types.
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    This season we are walking through Invitation to a Journey, part of the Transforming Resources collection published by InterVarsity Press. We encourage you to get a copy of the book, and now more than ever is a great way to support a local book store, or you can buy it directly from the publishers website. IVP is even offering Invitation to A Journey at 30% off — Visit them at Ivpress.com and use code: SOUL30. Offer expires on July 15, 2020.
    Mentioned in this podcast:Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 29 min
    Season 10: Episode 3 | Creation Gifts on the Spiritual Journey

    Season 10: Episode 3 | Creation Gifts on the Spiritual Journey

    Listen in to learn what creation gifts are and how they relate to our spiritual journey. Make no mistake, this journey is not about self actualization. Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Wiens discuss why Mulholland uses Myers-Briggs. A relevant conversation in a time when the Enneagram is overhyped.
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    Listen to other episodes from Season 10 | Access past podcast seasons
    This season we are walking through Invitation to a Journey, part of the Transforming Resources collection published by InterVarsity Press. We encourage you to get a copy of the book, and now more than ever is a great way to support a local book store, or you can buy it directly from the publishers website. IVP is even offering Invitation to A Journey at 30% off — Visit them at Ivpress.com and use code: SOUL30. Offer expires on July 15, 2020.
    Mentioned in this podcast:Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 39 min
    Season 10: Episode 2 | The Road Map of Spiritual Formation, Part 2

    Season 10: Episode 2 | The Road Map of Spiritual Formation, Part 2

    Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Wiens continue their conversation about the road map of spiritual formation and discuss what it means to be transformed into the image of Christ. Confirmed to the image of Christ does not mean we are trying to copy Christ, because when we try to copy someone we are not being changed. This is something far deeper. A wonderful rich conversation about holiness as wholeness. If you feel shame, you want to listen to this episode. We conclude with the idea of what "for the sake of others” means.
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    This season we are walking through Invitation to a Journey, part of the Transforming Resources collection published by InterVarsity Press. We encourage you to get a copy of the book, and now more than ever is a great way to support a local book store, or you can buy it directly from the publishers website. IVP is even offering Invitation to A Journey at 30% off — Visit them at Ivpress.com and use code: SOUL30. Offer expires on July 15, 2020.
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    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David Benner
    Mr Rogers Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level. Music
    Credit: I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 36 min
    Season 10: Episode 1 | The Road Map of Spiritual Formation, Part 1

    Season 10: Episode 1 | The Road Map of Spiritual Formation, Part 1

    When the student is ready the teacher appears. Ruth begins by sharing the story of her friendship with Bob Mulholland and how the Transforming Center has come to stewards some of his works. As always, we start with definitions and Bob’s definition in Ruth's estimation is the greatest and full of grace! Self compassion and patience is needed for this journey as we are products of a culture that is all about instant gratification. Spiritual formation is the great reversal. It requires more of us than anything that we can do in the world. Join Ruth Haley Barton and her conversation partner, Steve Wiens, as we begin a new journey.
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    This season we are walking through Invitation to a Journey, part of the Transforming Resources collection published by InterVarsity Press. We encourage you to get a copy of the book, and now more than ever is a great way to support a local book store, or you can buy it directly from the publishers website. IVP is even offering Invitation to A Journey at 30% off — Visit them at Ivpress.com and use code: SOUL30. Offer expires on July 15, 2020.
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    Mentioned in this podcast:Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We’ve received fantastic feedback about the podcast, and we would like to create even more episodes. We need you! Become a patron this summer and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level.
    Music Credit:I am New by Joel Hanson. Kingdom Come by Aaron Niequist

    • 39 min

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297 Ratings

Philandshanda ,

Thank you

I was given one of your books a number of years ago and it planted seeds in my heart. This podcast brings to light some of those truths that were deposited in my heart back then. Our journey the last number of years has been grievous to say the least...but in the middle of all of the crazy, God’s voice has been so clear because I have been unafraid to be quiet with Jesus in the unknown and insurmountable. Thank you for being brave, vulnerable...and being willing to sit with hard questions - and beckon others to do the same!

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Guiding me through these days of COVID 19

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I’m one year into the 2-year learning community offering. Each retreat has exceeded the last. The experience has been the most impactful spiritual journey of my long life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Consider joining the next Transforming Community taught by Ruth Haley Barton and others.
PS the podcasts are the tip of the iceberg compared to the Transforming Community offering. Great training in spiritual disciplines and spiritual direction.

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