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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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Nathan Foster & Chris Webb
October 2, 2017

Episode 99 - Shake off the Fear // Chris Webb

Chris Webb is an Anglican priest, author, and former president of Renovaré. He shares stories of his past ministry in churches in the idyllic Welsh countryside, and gives some needed perspective and advice for the American church.

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Juanita Campbell Rasmus & Nathan Foster
September 25, 2017

Episode 98 - An Expansive Heart // Juanita Rasmus

"Compassion is the experience of a heart that has known its own suffering and has been made expansive by the healing power of the love of God." Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Downtown Houston, shares on social justice at Westmont College.

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Nathan Foster & Joshua Banner
September 18, 2017

Episode 97 - The Invitation // Joshua Banner

Josh Banner, host of The Invitation Podcast, joins Nate again to discuss his journey into making audio prayer retreats, and how ministry is as simple as being present to others.

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Nathan Foster & Joshua Banner
September 11, 2017

Episode 96 - Retreat: Julian of Norwich

Take a 20 minute "audio retreat" as Nathan Foster unfolds a quote from Julian of Norwich to guide us into prayer. 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.

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Mimi Dixon & Nathan Foster
September 4, 2017

Episode 95 - Julian of Norwich // Mimi Dixon

How can a woman whose family and community is ravaged by the Black Death say, "All shall be well?" Pastor and Renovaré board member Mimi Dixon opens up the world of Julian of Norwich, a Medieval Christian with a surprisingly contemporary voice.

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Richard J. Foster & James Catford & Nathan Foster
August 28, 2017

Episode 94 - Streams of Living Water // Richard Foster and James Catford

"I see it happening, this great new gathering of the people of God," writes Richard Foster in Streams of Living Water. Richard along with Renovaré Board member James Catford join this week to talk about the treasure in the diversity of the Church.

A new edition of Streams of Living Water is being released in the UK.

James Bryan Smith Nathan Foster
James Bryan Smith & Nathan Foster
August 21, 2017

Episode 93 - Beauty, Goodness and Truth // James Bryan Smith

"Our massive souls deserve a really good story," says James Bryan (Jim) Smith in this conversation about his new book that uncovers a gospel of beauty, goodness and truth.

Get James Bryan Smith's new book The Magnificent Story.

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Erin F. Wasinger & Sarah Arthur & Nathan Foster
August 14, 2017

Episode 92 - Radical Faith, in Suburbia // Erin F. Wasinger & Sarah Arthur

Two families embarked on a yearlong experiment to implement twelve small practices of radical faith, right where they were—in suburban Michigan. With humor and honesty guests Erin Wasinger and Sarah Arthur talk about the journey chronicled in their book, A Year of Small Things.

Learn more on their site yearofsmallthings.com.

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Nick Reynolds & Nathan Foster
August 7, 2017

Episode 91 - Recovery With God // Nick Reynolds

For over 50 years Dunklin Memorial Church has focused on hosting a residential alcohol and drug recovery program that brings men into healing through community, service, and hearing God's voice. Nick Reynolds is director at Dunklin.

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Jan Johnson & Nathan Foster
July 31, 2017

Episode 90 - Quieting the Mental Committee to Hear God // Jan Johnson

"Contemplative prayer isn’t prayer in which we ask God to do things for us. It’s being with God and listening for God’s input whenever God may choose to speak." Jan Johnson returns to talk about hearing God, and quieting that noisy mental committee who tries to drown out his voice.

Learn more about Jan and get her newly revised and expanded book When the Soul Listens at janjohnson.org.