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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nathan Foster & Cris Rogers
April 16, 2018

Episode 124 - Prayer In Action // Cris Rogers

"Ours is a church on mission, not a church with a mission. It's a very uncomfortable place to be consumeristic." Cris Rogers is Rector of All Hallows' Church in Bow, London. His passion for prayer, community, and making authentic disciples of Jesus is evident in this conversation with Nathan Foster.

Cris in turn interviewed Nathan Foster. Watch that interview on YouTube.

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Rebecca Willard Heatley & Jan Johnson
April 2, 2018

Episode 123 - Dallas Willard's Life Without Lack // Rebecca Willard Heatley & Jan Johnson

Dallas Willard believed it was possible to live a life without fear, a life without lack. A new book by that name is now available from the late philosopher and writer. It is based on a series of talks on Psalm 23 Dallas gave at his home church. Nathan talks about the book with Dallas' daughter Rebecca, and with Jan Johnson who worked closely with him.

Get more information on Jan Johnson's Life Without Lack course. And more information about Dallas Willard on his website or the Dallas Willard Center website.

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Richard J. Foster & Jan Johnson & Steve Fawver & Nathan Foster
March 26, 2018

Episode 122 - Meditation Q & A // Richard Foster, Steve Fawver, Jan Johnson

How did Jesus meditate? Is it possible to meditate while doing other things? Those questions and others are answered today by Richard Foster, Steve Fawver, and Jan Johnson on today's podcast hosted by Nathan Foster.

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Jan Johnson & Steve Fawver & Nathan Foster
March 19, 2018

Episode 121 - Savoring God // Jan Johnson & Steve Fawver

Meditation is like savoring a delicious meal one slow bite at a time. Author Jan Johnson and Pastor Steve Fawver share practical insights on how meditation helps us to taste and see that the Lord is good.

Transitional music by Lee Rosevere.

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Nathan Foster & Joshua Banner
March 12, 2018

Episode 120 - Audio Retreat: Meditation on Psalm 131

Today's podcast is a 20-minute meditation—an audio retreat—on Psalm 131. Put on some headphones, find a comfortable spot, and let your soul be quieted. This episode is a collaboration with Joshua Banner from The Invitation Podcast.

Hear more retreats like this, along with thoughtful interviews, at The Invitation Podcast.