Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton
Season 13: Episode 6  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Weep

Season 13: Episode 6 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Weep

July 28, 2021

In this week’s episode, Ruth and Adele discuss God’s invitation to weep. Listen as the two cover the gift of tears, as well as what makes it hard to weep. As we come out of the pandemic it may be easy to miss this invitation in favor of celebrating our ability to return to the many things lost in the last year. Why should leaders create awareness and space to name these losses and mourn them? What practical things can we do to help us grieve? 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

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Season 13: Episode 5  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Rest

Season 13: Episode 5 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Rest

July 21, 2021

In this episode, Ruth and Adele respond to God’s invitation to rest. They acknowledge the fears and cultural rewards that keep us from resting and examine what freedoms we might have found during the pandemic that we want to carry with us into a new season as it pertains to rest. And finally, they discuss soft addictions that prevent true rest and provide practical disciplines to help us respond to this very important invitation.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Barna article about groups returning to church (or not) after pandemic (barna.com)

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

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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!  

Season 13: Episode 4  | Invitations from God: Invitation to Practice the Presence of People

Season 13: Episode 4 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Practice the Presence of People

July 14, 2021

This week Ruth and Adele are breaking down the invitation to practice the presence of people. What does it mean to “shine your face upon someone” and why is our physical presence so important? Listen as Ruth and Adele tackle the notion of “relationship quotas” and share their thoughts on how to respond to this invitation in relationships that have been fractured by all that has happened during the last year and a half.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Dr. Edward Tronick Still Face Experiment (YouTube)

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

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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! 

BONUS Episode Ask Ruth Teaser

BONUS Episode Ask Ruth Teaser

July 9, 2021

For this special bonus episode, we wanted to give all of our listeners a peek into what is happening over on Patreon. This is a short sample of our bonus “Ask Ruth” series where patrons get the opportunity to ask Ruth questions and hear her responses in an exclusive to patrons episode. In this episode, hear Ruth speak to the issue many Christians are facing as they figure out how to return to a church that may have revealed itself to hold very different views on what it means to be a follower of Christ in regards to power, racial justice, etc. over the last year. As expected, Ruth’s response is full of wisdom, grace, and insight.

 

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Season 13: Episode 3 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Follow

Season 13: Episode 3 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Follow

July 7, 2021

 

Listen as Ruth and Adele use the invitation from chapter two of Invitations from God to examine the ways following and leading are connected in the life of Christ and what it means to steward your role as a follower well. What do we do when the leaders we follow disappoint and how does this invitation to follow fall differently on people groups depending on their historic ability or lack thereof to lead in their own right? 

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

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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!  

Season 13: Episode 2 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Participate in Your Own Healing

Season 13: Episode 2 | Invitations from God: Invitation to Participate in Your Own Healing

June 30, 2021

In this episode, Ruth and Adele discuss chapter 1, Invitation to Participate in Your Own Healing. Ruth and Adele cover everything from the particular wounds we have encountered societally over the past year and a half to how to identify participation in healing versus passively waiting for something to happen to us. Learn what happens when we ignore this invitation and become transmitters of pain and what practices help us to respond to this invitation. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

The Six-Way Fracturing of Evangelicalism (mereorthodoxy.com)

Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun

 

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Music Credit:
Anthem: 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!  

Season 13: Episode 1 | Invitations from God: What are God’s Invitations?

Season 13: Episode 1 | Invitations from God: What are God’s Invitations?

June 23, 2021

Welcome to season 13! Ruth is spending this season with her dear friend and fellow spiritual director, Adele Calhoun, discussing Adele’s book Invitations from God. The invitations outlined in this book are particularly relevant to us now, as we emerge from what has been a life-shaping season. In this first episode listen as Ruth and Adele discuss what attending and responding to God’s invitations does inside each of them and the ways freedom and invitations are deeply interconnected.

 

If you sign up to become a patron in the month of June you will receive a free ebook of Adele’s book 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.

 

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Music Credit:
Anthem: 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!  

Season 13 Teaser + New Patron Program

Season 13 Teaser + New Patron Program

June 15, 2021

Season 13 of the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast is just around the corner! Join us on June 23 as we kick off a new season with Ruth’s friend and fellow spiritual director Adele Calhoun. In this special teaser episode hear Ruth and Steve share what’s in store for season 13 and learn about our revamped patron program!

 

If you sign up to become a patron in the month of June you will receive a free ebook of Adele’s book Invitations From God, the subject of season 13 of the podcast, 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.

 

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Music Credit:
Anthem: 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!

Season 12: Episode 7 | Principles of the Deeper Life

Season 12: Episode 7 | Principles of the Deeper Life

March 31, 2021
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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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

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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!

Season 12: Episode 6 | Putting on the New Nature

Season 12: Episode 6 | Putting on the New Nature

March 24, 2021
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.


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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 Muller
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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