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

BONUS - Book Club Preview + How We Choose Books

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

Rebecca Willard Heatley — Dallas Willard the Dad

"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 Rebecca Willard Heatley carries on the work of her father Dallas Willard by compiling and editing his unpublished works.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

Lisa and Mark McMinn — Living Close to the Land

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

Damon Seacott — "I Love Not Having Stuff"

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

Nathan and Richard Foster — Simplicity: Inward Then Outward

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

Mimi Dixon — There is Always Enough

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

Jan Johnson — Abundant Simplicity

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

Fil Anderson & Justin Campbell — A Spiritual Director and a Lawyer On Study

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

Chris Hall — Learning Spaces

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

Trevor Hudson — Listen to the Groans

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