About Julie Barrios
Julie Barrios is a spiritual director and supervisor of spiritual directors at the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology. She completed her MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology in 2005 as well as the Ignatian Spiritual Formation Program at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in 2009. Along with being a spiritual director, Julie is an artist, speaker, storyteller, and fashion blogger with twentypieces.org. You can follow Julie on Twitter at @juliebarrios.

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Everything is Beautiful and New

About a year ago, Metamorpha contributor, Cate MacDonald and I designed a spiritual regimen that has been a fun and enlightening experiment for us.  We called it the Twenty Pieces …

The Pointer Pointer and What it Says About Our Longing for God

Visual language is an interesting thing.  It is something that invades our subconscious most often undetected and has considerable impact on our experience of pleasure, pain, and every decision we …

Identifying the Snares of Ministry: Do You Know How to Care for Yourself?

I recently posted an article about Jason Russell and his apparent mental breakdown with hopes that it might give some insight into how such a thing could happen, but also …

The Most Important Thing Jason Russell Ever Did

There will be many articles over the next several days reminding us of the merits of Jason Russell, of all of the people that he helped, of his vision for …

To Know the Truth or to Love the Truth

You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. –James 2:19 Yesterday, on two occasions, my life …

Vapor Among Vapor

I have spent this week grieving.  A friend from my youth ministry days, a young man named Josh was found dead on New Years day, by his mother, my dear …

Praying with the Body

I recall being a tiny little Sunday school student, standing on the line of masking tape on the carpeted kids worship room.  We sang songs with hand motions.  We stomped …

What is Love?

I was a guest lecturer in a spiritual formation class at the seminary where I am an adjunct prof.  The class had just finished reading David Benner’s Surrender to Love.  …
 
Formed for the Glory of God:Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics:A Guide for Evangelicals
Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers and other traditions. The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics.