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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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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.

Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster
March 5, 2018

Episode 119 - Christian Meditation: Filling Not Emptying // Nathan Foster

Continuing our focus on one Spiritual Discipline per month, we turn our attention to meditation—specifically, and it's important here to be specific, Christian meditation. Nathan Foster shares why and how to fill our minds and hearts with what is lovely, good, praiseworthy, and true.

Transitional music by Lee Rosevere.

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Richard J. Foster & Steve Fawver & Lacy Finn Borgo & Nathan Foster
February 26, 2018

Episode 118 - Submit to One Another // Richard Foster, Steve Fawver, Lacy Borgo

"Submit yourselves to one another out of reverence for Christ." This verse in Ephesians 5 is the cornerstone of the discipline of submission. Listen in on a discussion with Richard Foster, Steve Fawver, Lacy Borgo, and Nathan Foster in this week's panel-style episode.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.