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Ruth Haley Barton

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Invitation to Solitude and Silence with Ruth Haley Barton

Trinity Forum Conversations

On March 19, 2021 we were delighted to host Christian author, leader, and teacher, Ruth Haley Barton. Barton is founding President/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of Christian leaders and the congregations and organizations they serve. Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership and Sacred Rhythms. She reflects regularly on spirituality and leadership in her blog, Beyond Words, and on her podcast Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership.We hope you enjoy this conversation around her book, Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence. Our attention, Barton believes, has become a commodity that we must protect if we are to avoid being swept away by our distracted age. She invites listeners to engage in these ancient biblical practices to find the rest for our souls that Jesus promises. In this Lenten season, we hope this will inspire you to pursue God’s transforming presence in new ways and contemplatively sit in solitude and silence with the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Learn more about Ruth Haley Barton. Watch the full Online Conversation and read the transcript from March 19, 2021. Related reading:A Shocking Lack of Solitude, Cherie Harder Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:Blaise PascalJohn MiltonC.S. LewisRichard RohrDallas WillardHenry NouwenShop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. CrawfordRabbi Abraham Joshua HeschelJulian of NorwichInvitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence, by Ruth Haley Barton Related Trinity Forum Readings:Confessions | A Trinity Forum Reading by St. Augustine, introduced by James K.A. Smith.Pilgrim at Tinker Creek | A Trinity Forum Reading by Annie Dillard, introduced by Tish Harrison Warren.Devotions | A Trinity Forum Reading by John Donne, introduced and paraphrased by Philip Yancey.The Long Loneliness | A Trinity Forum Reading by Dorothy Day, introduced by Anne and David Brooks.Wrestling with God | A Trinity Forum Reading by Simone Weil, introduced by Alonzo McDonald.The Pilgrim's Progress | A Trinity Forum Reading by John Bunyan, introduced by Alonzo McDonald. Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music.


18 Aug 2021

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Henri Nouwen, Now & Then Podcast | Dr. Ruth Haley Barton "Strengthening the Soul"


On this week's episode of "Henri Nouwen, Now & Then", author Dr. Ruth Haley Barton explores the spiritual disciplines of solitude and silence as ways to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life.* EPISODE PAGE: http://henrinouwen.org/now-then-ruth-haley-barton/* TO PURCHASE "Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership" by Dr. Ruth Haley Barton:Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3rRf1FYAmazon Canada: https://amzn.to/2Q0Ikb7* TO PURCHASE "Invitation to Retreat" by Dr. Ruth Haley Barton:Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3eGrusAAmazon Canada: https://amzn.to/3qK5CyV* TO PURCHASE "Invitation to Solitude & Silence" by Dr. Ruth Haley Barton:Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/3voqEXbAmazon Canada: https://amzn.to/3cqJ0Ow* LISTEN on iTUNES:podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/henr…?ign-mpt=uo%3D4* LISTEN on SPOTIFY:open.spotify.com/show/2Cxu6BwtNHl…abQByMNEdJTCw8wQ* WATCH the PODCAST on YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/wYPR9WeVIw4* TO SIGN-UP FOR FREE DAILY E-MEDITATIONS: henrinouwen.org/resources/daily-meditation/* FOR HENRI NOUWEN SOCIETY CAREGIVING RESOURCES: https://henrinouwen.org/resources/caregiving-overview/caregiving-books/* TO WATCH FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY "Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U8M1gx5Rk4&t=1808s* MORE FREE RESOURCES: www.henrinouwen.org* READ HENRI NOUWEN: henrinouwen.org/read-nouwen/


15 Mar 2021

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Ep 7 | Ruth Haley Barton on: Silence & Solitude

The Gospel, Culture & Me

The amount of noise that we experience in today’s culture has never been higher. Cell phones, social media, the 24 hour news cycle. How do we intentionally create space to hear from God in the midst of all that is thrown at us? We dig into a historically spiritual practice central to Christian living, the discipline of Silence and Solitude, with Ruth Haley Barton. Founder of the Transforming Center, spiritual director, teacher, retreat leader and author of the books Silence and Solitude, and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership.

1hr 7mins

4 Feb 2021

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The Importance of Intimacy with God in Leadership // Ruth Haley Barton, Transforming Center

The Flourishing Culture Podcast

Do you feel that as Christian leaders our greatest good is cultivating nearness with God? In this episode, we outline three steps to do just that.  My guest today is Ruth Haley Barton. A sought-after teacher, author, retreat leader, and trained spiritual director. She’s one of the leading Christian voices today, for developing a vibrant inner life for Christian leaders. Her most recent book is titled Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeing God in the Crucible. I can’t wait to hear her insights, stories and wisdom that speak to a leader’s transformation and how it intersects with an organization’s culture. Find the full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s3e49-ruth-haley-barton/


31 Aug 2020

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HomeWord Daily: Ruth Haley Barton: Arrange Your Life: Find Calm in the Chaos – Part 2

HomeWord Radio

Does having a “Rule of Life” mean that you’re not living by faith? Author Ruth Haley Barton doesn’t think so. https://homeword.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/HWJB_20200720_v1.mp3


20 Jul 2020

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HomeWord Daily: Ruth Haley Barton: Arrange Your Life: Find Calm in the Chaos – Part 1

HomeWord Radio

The Christian life is a life of freedom, but having a “Rule of Life” helps us find the pathway to living a life that is truly pleasing to God. https://homeword.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/HWJB_20200717_v1.mp3


17 Jul 2020

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Episode 3: The Beginning of Devotion with Ruth Haley Barton


Why are spiritual practices important? In this episode, Ruth Haley Barton helps us examine the importance of attention and slowing down in spiritual practices. For additional resources, check out: Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton https://amzn.to/380XUIJ Silence and Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton https://amzn.to/2VijiEu Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton https://amzn.to/31de5S1 Devotions by Mary Oliver https://amzn.to/3g1qoFh Transforming Center https://transformingcenter.org Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strengthening-soul-your-leadership-ruth-haley-barton/id1214483830


8 Jul 2020

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Ruth Haley Barton

Everything In Between

She. Is. Here. RHB. This week we have on everyones hero, Ruth Haley Barton. Ruth has authored several books including her most recent work, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership.We talk with Ruth about the rhythms of solitude and silence, having grace on our attempts to be with Jesus, teams (well shouldn't call them that), and how to look for hope in a pandemic. We celebrate, mourn, and laugh. Enjoy. Jessica catches us up on the move. Daniel keeps blogging, and Naseem Khalili makes an appearance this week on support your friends! Daniel and Naseem's blog, Secretly Thriving in a Pandemic and Ashamed to Admit It. Also check out the Transformation Center Resources.

1hr 29mins

4 May 2020

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Episode 33: Tim Ozinga And Ruth Haley Barton November 16, 2019

Faith Marketplace Radio

On this podcast, our special guests are Tim Ozinga and Ruth Haley Barton. Tim Ozinga is Co-owner and Executive Vice President of Ozinga Brothers, a fourth-generation family owned and operated business that specializes in building materials and logistics. Ruth Haley Barton is the CEO and founder of the Transforming Center, a place for leaders to connect with your soul and their leadership. Listen live from anywhere in the world on the AM 1160 app or website. If you are in Chicagoland, you can find us on the radio station AM1160 Hope For Your Life.


16 Nov 2019

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12 God-Given Desire (with Ruth Haley Barton)

The Eternal Current Podcast

Author and spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton joins Aaron for a deep dive into the central role our desires play in the spiritual life. Rather than repressing or shaming, Ruth invites us to follow Jesus’ example of uncovering and embracing our true, God-given desires. May this conversation stretch and heal you in surprising ways. 


14 Nov 2019