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Now Underway: The 2018-19 Renovaré Book Club

How do we read for transformation, not just information? First, choose books that stir the soul and have an enduring quality. Then read with God and others at an unhurried pace, attentive to what the Holy Spirit wants to teach. The Renovaré Book Club is designed for transformative reading. It runs October 2018—May 2019.

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Nathan Foster talks to ordinary saints about spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines and everyday life with God. New episodes every other Monday.

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Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
October 1, 2018

Episode 141 - Solitude: A Hike With Richard and Nathan Foster

Nathan and Richard Foster bring us along for a hike on a Colorado trail as they have a heart to heart chat about solitude, silence, leadership, and special rocks.

Zane Creamer Nathan Foster
Zane Creamer & Nathan Foster
September 10, 2018

Episode 140 - An Extrovert's Guide to Solitude // Zane Creamer

Zane Creamer is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute and the Women's Ministries Director at Crossroads Church in Raleigh, NC. Nathan Foster chats with Zane—an extrovert—about how solitude transformed the way she spends time with God.

Carolyn Arends Chris Hall
Carolyn Arends & Chris Hall
September 3, 2018

BONUS - Book Club Preview + How We Choose Books // Carolyn Arends and Chris Hall

Choosing Book Club books is something we don't take lightly (though we try to take ourselves lightly in the process!). Listen in as Director of Education Carolyn Arends and President Chris Hall discuss how we choose books, why it's important to read substantive books that we might not agree with, and how to read empathetically.

Rebecca Willard Heatley Nathan Foster
Rebecca Willard Heatley & Nathan Foster
August 27, 2018

Episode 139 - Dallas Willard the Dad // Rebecca Willard Heatley

"There's nothing I ever read or heard him say that he didn't live." Rebecca Willard Heatley carries on the work of her father Dallas Willard by compiling and editing his unpublished works. She joins Nathan Foster in this interview to talk candidly about life growing up as Dallas's daughter.

Becoming Dallas Willard is the first book in this year's Renovaré Book Club.

Nathan Foster Lisa Graham McMinn Mark McMinn
Nathan Foster & Lisa Graham McMinn & Mark McMinn
August 13, 2018

Episode 138 - Living Close to the Land // Lisa and Mark McMinn

Simplicity is a matter first of the heart, so the external expression of it will look different for different people. For authors and professors Mark and Lisa McMinn, it looks like running Fern Creek, an organic farm in Oregon.

Nathan Foster Damon Seacott
Nathan Foster & Damon Seacott
July 30, 2018

Episode 137 - "I Love Not Having Stuff" // Damon Seacott

Damon Seacott can fit everything he owns into a car—but he's not a college student. Damon, a Quaker and former Chief of Staff at Spring Arbor University, simply prefers to make people more important than things. Nathan Foster talks with him about Simplicity.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
July 23, 2018

Episode 136 - Simplicity: Inward Then Outward // Nathan and Richard Foster

Christian Simplicity is first a matter of the heart—practicing the presence of Jesus. Only then can external simplicity and frugality be truly life-giving. Nathan and Richard Foster explain why in this brief conversation. 

Mimi Dixon Nathan Foster
Mimi Dixon & Nathan Foster
July 16, 2018

Episode 135 - There is Always Enough // Mimi Dixon

Simplicity doesn't mean we don't have anything. It's viewing ourselves as stewards of what God has given us to provide for ourselves and share with others. Mimi Dixon joins Nathan Foster again to remind us that in God there is always enough.

Jan Johnson Nathan Foster
Jan Johnson & Nathan Foster
July 9, 2018

Episode 134 - Abundant Simplicity // Jan Johnson

Simplicity is a gentle call to tear back the clutter of life, relationships, possessions, and schedule—anything that keeps us from the abundant life God invites us into. Nathan Foster unpacks simplicity with Jan Johnson, author of Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace.

Transitional music by Lee Rosevere.

Fil Anderson Justin Campbell Nathan Foster
Fil Anderson & Justin Campbell & Nathan Foster
July 2, 2018

Episode 133 - A Spiritual Director and a Lawyer On Study // Fil Anderson & Justin Campbell

Spiritual director and author Fil Anderson and lawyer Justin Campbell talk with Nathan Foster about how to study for transformation instead of just information.

Learn more about Fil on his website.