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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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Nathan Foster Robert Moore-Jumonville
Nathan Foster & Robert Moore-Jumonville
February 19, 2018

Episode 117 - Devils and Discernment (Screwtape Letters) // Robert Moore-Jumonville

Robert Moore-Jumonville (MoJo), Professor at Spring Arbor, joins Nate again to discuss how Screwtape Letters, in its diabolical way, teaches discernment. MoJo is facilitating the book in the Renovaré Book Club

Steve Fawver Lacy Finn Borgo Nathan Foster
Steve Fawver & Lacy Finn Borgo & Nathan Foster
February 12, 2018

Episode 116 - A Posture of Openness to God's Wonders // Steve Fawver & Lacy Borgo

These days, the word submit usually brings to mind one person exerting power over another. In this episode, Nate's guests—pastor/professor Steve Fawver and spiritual director and Renovaré ministry team member Lacy Borgo—reframe submission as a powerful choice to yield to God and others.

Transitional music by Lee Rosevere.

Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster
February 5, 2018

Episode 115 - Starting with Submission // Nathan Foster

Celebration of Discipline turns forty this year and our articles and podcasts will focus on one discipline per month. Since yielding to God is the goal of all spiritual disciplines, it's fitting to start this journey with Submission. In this episode, Nathan Foster reminds us why disciplines aren't "twelve new things to fail at" but rather entry points to life with God.

Cindy Wu Nathan Foster
Cindy Wu & Nathan Foster
January 29, 2018

Episode 114 - A Better Country: Embracing the Refugees In Our Midst // Cindy Wu

What is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our day? It's refugees, says author Cindy Wu, who joins Nathan again to talk about her new book about refugees. The issue is vast and complex, but Cindy shares simple and practical ways for us to welcome the stranger in our midst. 

Marti  Ensign Nathan Foster
Marti Ensign & Nathan Foster
January 22, 2018

Episode 113 - Binyoni // Marti Ensign

Marti Ensign, Renovaré Ministry Team member and former missionary to Africa, joins Nate again to share the unusual way her storytelling gift came to be. This podcast includes Marti telling "Binyoni," a story that was a favorite of Corrie Ten Boom. Several of Marti's stories are in a recording, available free, called An Evening With Madamo.

Marti is facilitating The Hiding Place in the Renovaré Book Club.

Jonathan Bailey Josh Bailey Nathan Foster
Jonathan Bailey & Josh Bailey & Nathan Foster
January 15, 2018

Episode 112 - A New Way to Listen to Scripture // Jon & Josh Bailey

Jon and Josh Bailey, brothers, serial entrepreneurs, and creators of an upcoming app called Dwell, join Nate today to talk about the importance of listening to Scripture and why they're creating the app.

You can preorder Dwell by backing it on Kickstarter.

Marti  Ensign Nathan Foster
Marti Ensign & Nathan Foster
January 8, 2018

Episode 111 - Corrie Ten Boom // Marti Ensign

Marti Ensign, a long-time Renovaré Ministry Team member, was a missionary in Africa and friend of Corrie Ten Boom. Hear a first-hand perspective on Corrie's life from someone who knew her well. Marti is facilitating The Hiding Place in the Renovaré Book Club.

Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster
December 25, 2017

Episode 110 - A Christmas Story of Joy // Jim Schaap

Author Jim Schaap joins again this week, this time reading a story from his book Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Perfect Peace. Merry Christmas!

Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster
December 18, 2017

Episode 109 - The Christmas Truce of 1914 // Jim Schaap

James (Jim) Schaap is an author, Professor Emeritus of English at Dordt College in Iowa, and a riveting storyteller. In this episode he shares his version of the Christmas truce of 1914.

Nathan Foster Patty Kirk
Nathan Foster & Patty Kirk
December 11, 2017

Episode 108 - The Gospel of Christmas // Patty Kirk

Advent means "the coming." In this episode Patty Kirk, writer in residence and associate professor of English at John Brown University, reminds us that Advent is a time for hope, a time to ask, "What good am I expecting?"