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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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Joe Davis Nathan Foster
Joe Davis & Nathan Foster
December 12, 2016

Episode 60 - Renovaré UK, and Exploring Mid-Faith Crisis // Joe Davis

Joe Davis is a minister, speaker, celebrant, Renovaré Institute grad, and part of the Renovaré UK leadership team. He talks with Nathan about his work, and what it means to go through a "mid-faith crisis."

Joe created an animated video series to make the Streams more accessible: Starting Your Spiritual Journey.

James Catford Nathan Foster
James Catford & Nathan Foster
December 5, 2016

Episode 59 - Bill Vaswig & Healing Prayer Part 2 // James Catford

James Catford joins Nathan for part two discussing Bill Vaswig and healing prayer. This time they dive into more specifics about prayer and why heart posture matters more than a perfect process.

James Catford Nathan Foster
James Catford & Nathan Foster
November 28, 2016

Episode 58 - Bill Vaswig & Healing Prayer Part 1 // James Catford

This week Renovaré releases interviews with the late Bill Vaswig, a Lutheran minister and long-time Renovaré ministry team member who focused on healing prayer. James Catford, a Renovaré board member and close friend of Bill, talks with Nathan to give us a glimpse into Bill's life and ministry.

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
November 21, 2016

Episode 57 - The Trinitarian Nature of Spiritual Formation

"Spiritual formation is intensely relational." This week Chris Hall helps us understand how we become "ever more human as we become ever more like God." Taken from a recent Renovaré Making Ordinary Saints Gathering in Paoli, PA.

Nathan Foster Steve Macchia
Nathan Foster & Steve Macchia
November 14, 2016

Episode 56 - An Invitation to a Well-Ordered Way // Steve Macchia

Steve Macchia, founder of Leadership Transformations, joins Nathan again, this time to discuss his book  *Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to a Well-Ordered Way*. Steve shares why a rule of life is about freedom not restriction, and how to write one of your own.

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Nathan Foster & Steve Fawver
November 7, 2016

Episode 55 - Thirty Days at a Trappist Monastery // Steve Fawver

Steve Fawver, pastor of Spiritual Health & Care at Newberg Friends Church in Oregon, talks with Nathan about the value of retreats and reflects on a recent 30 day stay at a Trappist monastery. 

Chris Hall Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
October 31, 2016

Episode 54 - Q & A with Richard Foster & Chris Hall

Nathan asks Richard Foster and Chris Hall listener questions ranging from what kind of conversation makes God smile to what spiritual formation has to say about capitalism and who to vote for.

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Nathan Foster & J. Brent Bill
October 24, 2016

Episode 53 - Bad Quaker // J. Brent Bill

Author Brent Bill talks with Nathan about his new book Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace.

Learn more on Brent Bill's website.

Dallas Willard Nathan Foster
Dallas Willard & Nathan Foster
October 17, 2016

Episode 52 - The Role of Faith in Prayer // Dallas Willard

This week we unearth a gem from the archives—Dallas Willard at Azusa Pacific University giving a potent teaching on prayer.

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Nathan Foster & Richard J. Foster & Charles E. Moore
October 10, 2016

Episode 51 - "Mere Spirituality": A Conversation at Bruderhof // Charles Moore & Richard Foster

During a recent visit to a Bruderhof community, Nathan and his father Richard Foster sit down with Charles E. Moore, a contributing editor and author for Plough Publishing House. The conversation flows from what is essential to a "mere spirituality" to the importance of a child-like heart.