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Starting Soon: The 2017-18 Renovaré Book Club

You’re invited to a journey through four soul-shaping books, like C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters and Chris Hall’s Living Wisely with the Church Fathers. Read intentionally with a guided plan. Go deeper with exclusive study guides, essays and podcasts. Engage meaningfully in online or in-person discussion groups. Running late October 2017—June 2018, join now to receive the included first book.

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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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Ragan Sutterfield Nathan Foster
Ragan Sutterfield & Nathan Foster
October 23, 2017

Episode 102 - Wendell Berry and the Given Life // Ragan Sutterfield

Wendell Berry is the kind of writer that when you read his work it can change the way you live. Ragan Sutterfield, author and Episcopal priest in training, talks this week about Berry, sabbath, and permaculture—working with God's order instead of manipulating the world to our own ends.

Chris Webb Nathan Foster
Chris Webb & Nathan Foster
October 16, 2017

Episode 101 - The Courage to Face Our Brokenness // Chris Webb

When the love of God is experienced—known deeply and personally with the heart—it gives us courage to face our brokenness and be vulnerable with one another. Chris Webb returns to talk on that topic and others from his new book God Soaked Life, which is part of the upcoming Renovaré Book Club.

Nathan Foster Brian Morykon
Nathan Foster & Brian Morykon
October 9, 2017

Episode 100 - ONE HUNDRED! A Few Favorite Conversations // Nathan Foster

Podcast editor Brian Morykon interviews Nathan Foster and they share a few favorite clips from the first 100 episodes. 

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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.

Juanita Campbell Rasmus Nathan Foster
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.

Mimi Dixon Nathan Foster
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.

Richard J. Foster James Catford Nathan Foster
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.