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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 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.
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    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!

    • 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!

    • 44 min
    Season 12: Episode 1 | Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self

    Season 12: Episode 1 | Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self

    We are excited to be back with our first season of 2021. Ruth launches the season by connecting Robert Mulholland's book, The Deeper Journey with the season of Lent and discussing the Examen and leadership. Is the goal of the Christian life to become like Christ? Listen to the first episode to find out the surprising answer. If you would like to read along with this podcast season you can purchase Robert Mulholland's book, The Deeper Journey, at your favorite place to buy books or visit our online store https://transformingcenter.christianbook.com/deeper-journey-spirituality-discovering-true-self/m-mulholland/9780830846184/pd/846184?event=Home-Pages|1015322
    Support the podcast 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. Visit https://transformingcenter.org/patron/
    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!
     

    • 28 min
    Season 12 Trailer: The Deeper Journey

    Season 12 Trailer: The Deeper Journey

    We are excited to be back with our first season of 2021. If you would like to read along with this podcast season you can purchase Robert Mulholland's book, The Deeper Journey, at your favorite place to buy books or visit our online store https://transformingcenter.christianbook.com/deeper-journey-spirituality-discovering-true-self/m-mulholland/9780830846184/pd/846184?event=Home-Pages|1015322
    Support the podcast 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. Visit https://transformingcenter.org/patron/
    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!
     

    • 3 min
    Christmastide, Year B: How Silently, How Silently, the Wondrous Gift is Given

    Christmastide, Year B: How Silently, How Silently, the Wondrous Gift is Given

    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, there is a link below. The podcast conversation begins at 8:00.
    Scriptures only for Advent Cycle B Christmastide
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    You can also access podcast on Google Play or Stitcher.
    Listen to other episodes from Season 11 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:Advent Reflections: Revive Restore RevealRevised Common Lectionary and guidance on how to use the lectionary
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders.  We need you! Become a patron at any level through December 31 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:Advent: Music in Solitude CD (this is currently not available for purchase. New store coming January 2021)
    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
    Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B: Mary and the Prayer of Indifference

    Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B: Mary and the Prayer of Indifference

    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, there is a link below. The podcast conversation begins at 7:31.
    Scriptures only for Advent Cycle B Fourth Sunday of Advent
    SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES
    You can also access podcast on Google Play or Stitcher.
    Listen to other episodes from Season 11 Access past podcast seasons
    Mentioned in this podcast:Advent Reflections: Revive Restore RevealRevised Common Lectionary and guidance on how to use the lectionary
    Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders.  We need you! Become a patron at any level through December 31 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:Advent: Music in Solitude CD (this is currently not available for purchase. New store coming January 2021)
    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!

    • 32 min

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I have been listening to this podcast and loving it for about a year at the suggestion of my wise spiritual director. I have been “dangerously tired” as RHB so accurately describes, in my work and life and so have taken a sabbath and went on a 5 day solitude retreat. To guide me I took the book Invitation to Retreat with me and listened to the podcast season about Invitation to Solitude and Silence. Having these rich guides to listen to and read in my unstructured time away gave me such an intentional and precious encounter with Gods messages, purposes and love for me. Ruth spoke of the range of emotions I was experiencing from the initial let down to return and I felt so much more sane and grounded knowing it was all normal. I got to practice and receive some deeply spiritual encounters that are healing me and drawing me back to life. Thank you. Such needed resources.

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