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The Renovaré Podcast

Nathan Foster talks to ordinary saints about spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines and everyday life with God. New episode each Monday.

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Linda Gist Nathan Foster
Linda Gist & Nathan Foster
June 26, 2017

Episode 86 - A Safe Place for Lonely Leaders // Linda Gist

Having worked several years with churches in France and Switzerland, Linda Gist knows first-hand how lonely and isolating ministry can be. After graduating the Renovaré Institute she started Rhythms of Grace, a retreat ministry for pastors. She joins Nathan to talk about the importance for leaders to have a safe place to be vulnerable and find rest. 

Andrew Ranucci Nathan Foster
Andrew Ranucci & Nathan Foster
June 19, 2017

Episode 85 - Time and Attention // Andrew Ranucci

Nathan recently spoke at a conference in Australia hosted by Coast Community Church. The pastor of that church, Andrew Ranucci, joins Nathan again to talk about the positive effect retreats have on everyday life, the importance of giving God time and attention, and the "three divinas."

Nathan Foster Joshua Banner
Nathan Foster & Joshua Banner
June 12, 2017

Episode 84 - Spiritual Direction in Prison // Joshua Banner

Josh Banner is a spiritual director, a retreat leader, and creator and host of The Invitation Podcast. Nate talks with Josh about his contemplative prayer outreach in prisons.

Jonathan Bailey Nathan Foster
Jonathan Bailey & Nathan Foster
June 5, 2017

Episode 83 - Practical Simplicity // Jon Bailey

In this episode Jon Bailey, co-founder of and current Renovaré board chair, shares with Nathan some practical ways to pare down in order to free up the heart and mind for God.

Nathan Foster Robert Moore-Jumonville
Nathan Foster & Robert Moore-Jumonville
May 29, 2017

Episode 82 - C.S. Lewis On Prayer // Robert Moore-Jumonville

Professor and author Robert Moore-Jumonville (MoJo) joins Nathan again, this time to talk about C.S. Lewis and prayer. They dive deep, covering topics like how to reconcile yielding to God (Thy will be done) with praying by faith (cast this mountain into the sea). Further up and further in!

Judy Villanueva Nathan Foster
Judy Villanueva & Nathan Foster
May 22, 2017

Episode 81 - It Is What It Is // Judy Villanueva

Writer and spiritual director Judy Villanueva shares with Nathan Foster on how to listen for God in the smallest of things. Along the way, Nate learns "it is what it is" isn't so much a statement of defeat as a way of making peace with the reality God has and is for us.

Visit Judy's website for more info, or order her book Listening for Love.

Nathan Foster Robert A. Fryling
Nathan Foster & Robert A. Fryling
May 15, 2017

Episode 80 - Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are // Robert Fryling

Nathan talks with Bob Fryling, author and former publisher of InterVarsity Press, about how to find a truly authentic, integrated way to lead--from both our internal relationship with God and our external relationship with others.

His book is The Leadership Ellipse.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
May 8, 2017

Episode 79 - How You Gave For Richard's Birthday // Richard Foster

For his 75th birthday Richard Foster asked the Renovaré community to consider giving $75 to someone in need or 75 minutes to someone lonely. In this episode Nate Foster shares with his dad stories of how you did it.

Nathan Foster Richella Parham
Nathan Foster & Richella Parham
May 1, 2017

Episode 78 - Incarnation, Creativity, and the Divine Dance of the Trinity // Richella Parham

Nathan talks again with writer and Renovaré Ministry team member Richella Parham, this time about the incarnation, creativity, and discovering the divine dance of the Trinity.  

Richella's blog is Imparting Grace.

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
April 24, 2017

Episode 77 - Athanasius: Theological Street Fighter // Chris Hall

Soon the Renovaré Book Club starts reading On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius. The facilitator is Renovaré President Chris Hall who joins Nathan this week to talk about Athanasius, a "theological street fighter" who was exiled for standing for the full divinity of Jesus.

Learn more about the Renovaré Book Club.