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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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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.

Erin F. Wasinger Sarah Arthur Nathan Foster
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.

Nick Reynolds Nathan Foster
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.

Jan Johnson Nathan Foster
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.

Lacy Finn Borgo Nathan Foster
Lacy Finn Borgo & Nathan Foster
July 24, 2017

Episode 89 - Three Things Every Child Needs // Lacy Borgo

Renovaré's resident expert on kids is back again to talk with Nathan about how a child goes from innocence to character, who shapes a child's image of God, and three things every child needs (and every adult, too).

Nathan Foster Brian Morykon
Nathan Foster & Brian Morykon
July 17, 2017

Episode 88 - Meet Renovaré's New Director of Communications // Brian Morykon

Renovaré's new Director of Communication and Special Projects, Brian Morykon, talks with Nathan about worship, living full-time in an RV, and learning to swim in the charismatic stream. Find Brian's music at morykon.com.

Dallas Willard John Ortberg
Dallas Willard & John Ortberg
July 10, 2017

Episode 87 - The Heart of Worship // Dallas Willard

What is worship, why do we do it, and how can we enter more fully into worship on Sunday and everyday? Dallas Willard answers those questions with his characteristic wisdom and gentleness in this archive interview with John Ortberg at Menlo Park Church.

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.