Ruth Haley Barton ministers to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based on her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Ruth Haley Barton is founding president and CEO of the Transforming Center. As a retreat leader, spiritual director, and author, she has inspired others for more
than 20 years.
Earlier this year, Joshua Banner, spiritual director and creator and producer of The Invitation Podcast, moderated a conversation with Ruth. This conversation was recorded, produced, and published by The Invitation as a podcast so others around the world may benefit from formation resources at Dominican Center.
In this podcast, Ruth discussed the longings we may have for deeper meaning than the church and other traditional sources of spiritual nourishment are able to offer. The Holy Spirit can lead us to places of solitude away from what is familiar, structured, and safe. This is so we can learn a new kind of dependence on God in a place of solitude that the church - even in its most robust and healthy forms - can understand.
Spiritually hungry seekers throughout the history of the church have turned to the ancient vocabulary of contemplation and mysticism. The conversation with Ruth and other spiritual teachers seeks to build bridges for these transformative resources to move into the church. This podcast, as well as past and future podcasts from The Invitation, is a service of translation in which we can explore ways to make the vocabulary of transformation accessible and approachable.
The podcast with Ruthmarks the beginning of a new collaboration between Dominican Center and The Invitation. Our shared hope is to offer you a series of similar conversations with spiritual authors, teachers, and practitioners.
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Ruth Haley Barton at Dominican Center, Part I
Ruth Haley Barton at Dominican Center, Part II
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