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The Renovaré Podcast

Nathan Foster talks to ordinary saints about spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines and everyday life with God. New episode each Monday.

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Judy Villanueva Nathan Foster
Judy Villanueva & Nathan Foster
May 22, 2017

Episode 81 - It Is What It Is // Judy Villanueva

Writer and spiritual director Judy Villanueva shares with Nathan Foster on how to listen for God in the smallest of things. Along the way, Nate learns "it is what it is" isn't so much a statement of defeat as a way of making peace with the reality God has and is for us.

Visit Judy's website for more info, or order her book Listening for Love.

Nathan Foster Robert A. Fryling
Nathan Foster & Robert A. Fryling
May 15, 2017

Episode 80 - Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are // Robert Fryling

Nathan talks with Bob Fryling, author and former publisher of InterVarsity Press, about how to find a truly authentic, integrated way to lead--from both our internal relationship with God and our external relationship with others.

His book is The Leadership Ellipse.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
May 8, 2017

Episode 79 - How You Gave For Richard's Birthday // Richard Foster

For his 75th birthday Richard Foster asked the Renovaré community to consider giving $75 to someone in need or 75 minutes to someone lonely. In this episode Nate Foster shares with his dad stories of how you did it.

Nathan Foster Richella Parham
Nathan Foster & Richella Parham
May 1, 2017

Episode 78 - Incarnation, Creativity, and the Divine Dance of the Trinity // Richella Parham

Nathan talks again with writer and Renovaré Ministry team member Richella Parham, this time about the incarnation, creativity, and discovering the divine dance of the Trinity.  

Richella's blog is Imparting Grace.

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
April 24, 2017

Episode 77 - Athanasius: Theological Street Fighter // Chris Hall

Soon the Renovaré Book Club starts reading On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius. The facilitator is Renovaré President Chris Hall who joins Nathan this week to talk about Athanasius, a "theological street fighter" who was exiled for standing for the full divinity of Jesus.

Learn more about the Renovaré Book Club.

Nathan Foster Robert Moore-Jumonville
Nathan Foster & Robert Moore-Jumonville
April 17, 2017

Episode 76 - Jogging with G.K. Chesterton // Robert Moore-Jumonville

Robert Moore-Jumonville (affectionately known as MoJo) is professor of Christian Spirituality at Spring Arbor University, a Methodist pastor, and author of Jogging With G.K. Chesterton. He talks with Nathan about Chesterton's humor, humility and optimism.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
April 3, 2017

Episode 75 - The Disciplines Aren't The Point // Nathan & Richard Foster

At a recent Ordinary Saints Gathering Nathan sat down with his father Richard Foster to talk about spiritual disciplines. In this candid conversation we're reminded disciplines aren't the point but serve to bring body, mind and heart before God, who does in us more than we can ever do for ourselves.

Andrew Ranucci Nathan Foster
Andrew Ranucci & Nathan Foster
March 27, 2017

Episode 74 - Refreshed Church Leaders // Andrew Ranucci

Andrew Ranucci, pastor of Coast Community church in Australia, talks with Nathan Foster about his intentional use of retreats for the soul health of his church leaders and members. 

Learn more about an upcoming spiritual formation conference in Australia called Fuel 2017 where Nathan Foster is the guest speaker.

Trevor Hudson Nathan Foster
Trevor Hudson & Nathan Foster
March 20, 2017

Episode 73 - Holiness is Better Than You Think // Trevor Hudson

Author and speaker Trevor Hudson joins Nathan again, this time to talk about a word that's become synonymous with legalism, self-righteousness and conformity: holiness. Trevor helps reclaim the word. It turns out that holiness means being fully alive and wonderfully unique in Christ.

Adele Calhoun Nathan Foster
Adele Calhoun & Nathan Foster
March 13, 2017

Episode 72 - Coloring with God // Adele Calhoun

Nathan talks with author and spiritual director Adele Calhoun about coloring as a spiritual discipline—she just released a grown-up coloring book called Coloring the Psalms—and how to engage God in icons and art.