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The Renovaré Podcast

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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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.

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
June 25, 2018

Episode 132 - Learning Spaces // Chris Hall

Renovaré President Chris Hall has spent his life studying the ancient Christians known as the desert fathers and mothers. From a recent Westmont University academic conference, Chris talks about the desert as a "learning space"—a place where the Spirit can put to death in us that which destroys our ability to love.

Trevor Hudson Nathan Foster
Trevor Hudson & Nathan Foster
June 11, 2018

Listen to the Groans // Trevor Hudson

Author and Renovaré Institute instructor Trevor Hudson delivers a passionate message on Romans 8 at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, BC.

Sarah Bowling Nathan Foster
Sarah Bowling & Nathan Foster
June 4, 2018

Episode 130 - Turning The Volume Up On God // Sarah Bowling

"It's a way to clean the engine... it hones... It's a rich adventure." That's how Sarah Bowling, founder of a global humanitarian organization called Saving Moses, talks about fasting in this interview with Nathan Foster.

Rebecca Willard Heatley Gary Moon Nathan Foster
Rebecca Willard Heatley & Gary Moon & Nathan Foster
May 21, 2018

Episode 129 - Becoming Dallas Willard // Rebecca Willard Heatley & Gary Moon

Sometimes when you meet a person later in life it's hard to imagine them any other way. But like all of us, Dallas Willard had a formation. It's told in the new biography Becoming Dallas Willard. Nathan talks with Dallas' daughter Rebecca (Becky), and the book's author Gary Moon.

Mimi Dixon Nathan Foster
Mimi Dixon & Nathan Foster
May 14, 2018

Episode 128 - Fasting is Feasting on God // Mimi Dixon

Fasting is a way to expand our capacity to enjoy God, to participate with God, to put ourselves in a place where his power can more freely flow through us for the sake of blessing others. Long-time pastor and Renovaré board member Mimi Dixon reframes fasting as feasting on God in this interview with Nathan Foster. 

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
May 7, 2018

Episode 127 - Living Wisely with the Church Fathers // Chris Hall

Soon the Renovaré Book Club begins Chris Hall's book Living Wisely With the Church Fathers. Nathan Foster talks with Chris who helps us apply the ancient wisdom of the church fathers to our modern lives.

Learn more about the Renovaré Book Club.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
April 30, 2018

Episode 126 - A Conversation and Q & A on Prayer // Richard Foster

"For those who like things difficult, we can make it complicated. But it's not intended to be. It's meant to be a living, loving relationship." That's one of the many special moments from this tender Q&A podcast on prayer with Nathan and Richard Foster.

Gayle Withnell Lacy Finn Borgo Nathan Foster
Gayle Withnell & Lacy Finn Borgo & Nathan Foster
April 23, 2018

Episode 125 - Intercession & Centering Prayer // Gayle Withnell & Lacy Borgo

There is no formula for prayer. "We're talking about a human-Divine relationship," says Lacy Borgo. Prayer may look like sitting with God "doing nothing," as Lacy shares, or fervently interceding for others as Renovaré Ministry Team member Gayle Withnell often does—or both and more.