Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton

Season 14: Advent Week 3 | A Call to Repentance

December 6, 2021

This season we invite you to walk through Advent by engaging with the lectionary Scripture readings and listening for what God might want to say through them. In each episode, Ruth and members of the Transforming Center staff will read and reflect on the themes of Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary for Advent together.


In this conversation, we discussed the invitation to repentance in this Advent season. Ruth reframes the idea of repentance as more than just confession and turning from sin but also a posture of openness towards the changing of one’s mind or ideas and the staff discusses what that stirred up in them and the hope they may or may not have in it. 


Mentioned in this episode:

Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle by Ted Loder 

How I Changed my Mind About Women in Leadership edited by Alan Johnson


Music credit:

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus from Advent Music in Solitude

Journey from Advent Music in Solitude


This podcast season is designed to be a companion to this year’s updated Advent Reflections, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come: Walking Through the Advent Season Together, Year C.”  The Advent Bundle includes both the softcover and digital edition of the Advent Reflections and a set of 5 corresponding Advent Liturgies to print out and pray as a family or with others. It is available now in our online store.


This month, $10 Patrons receive a weekly guided audio Lectio Divina practice with one of the passages of scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary. Become a Patron today to receive these practices.

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