Slowing down with Ruth Haley Barton
Well into its 17th season this podcast just keeps delivering wisdom, care, and encouragement to leaders (or just listeners) to slow down, take care of your own souls and push back against busyness, posturing, and other “false self” issues. Take good care of yourself by dipping into the latest season or start your journey right at the beginning. It’s worth it.
A guide to healthy discipleship
Pete Scazzero, founder of Emotionally Healthy Discipleship and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality among other titles, takes leaders by the hand and helps them shed their pretend self over and over again. Recent show titles, mostly based on Scazzero’s talks, include: Why pain and failure are God’s great gifts to you; Emotionally Healthy Vacations: The antidote to vacations that leave you empty and dry; and “The five hardest lessons I’ve learned since graduating seminary.”
Wellness in a daily rhythm
No matter what spiritual wellness podcast you listen to, it will probably recommend regular time spent in prayer and scripture. This show from Corem deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska, curates scripture readings and prayers, including confession (good for the soul, always), led by a series of readers. Nothing fancy. Just a short liturgy, daily.
Connecting ministry and the soul
Pastor and author Markus Watson interviews authors, pastors and leaders in this official podcast of the Fuller Church Leadership Institute. This show touches regularly on the spirituality of leadership and how to stay healthy and better integrated as leaders who are Jesus followers.
Make time for this one
As the new year begins, how does more rest and less hurry sound? Host Alan Fadling, author of The Unhurried Life, is convinced both are possible. Recent conversations include topics like “Control is not leadership,” and “Joy empowered influence.” This show is about healthy rhythms of work and rest, perfect for a new way to thrive in 2023.