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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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Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
April 24, 2017

Episode 77 - Athanasius: Theological Street Fighter // Chris Hall

Soon the Renovaré Book Club starts reading On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius. The facilitator is Renovaré President Chris Hall who joins Nathan this week to talk about Athanasius, a "theological street fighter" who was exiled for standing for the full divinity of Jesus.

Learn more about the Renovaré Book Club.

Nathan Foster Robert Moore-Jumonville
Nathan Foster & Robert Moore-Jumonville
April 17, 2017

Episode 76 - Jogging with G.K. Chesterton // Robert Moore-Jumonville

Robert Moore-Jumonville (affectionately known as MoJo) is professor of Christian Spirituality at Spring Arbor University, a Methodist pastor, and author of Jogging With G.K. Chesterton. He talks with Nathan about Chesterton's humor, humility and optimism.

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
April 3, 2017

Episode 75 - The Disciplines Aren't The Point // Nathan & Richard Foster

At a recent Ordinary Saints Gathering Nathan sat down with his father Richard Foster to talk about spiritual disciplines. In this candid conversation we're reminded disciplines aren't the point but serve to bring body, mind and heart before God, who does in us more than we can ever do for ourselves.

Andrew Ranucci Nathan Foster
Andrew Ranucci & Nathan Foster
March 27, 2017

Episode 74 - Refreshed Church Leaders // Andrew Ranucci

Andrew Ranucci, pastor of Coast Community church in Australia, talks with Nathan Foster about his intentional use of retreats for the soul health of his church leaders and members. 

Learn more about an upcoming spiritual formation conference in Australia called Fuel 2017 where Nathan Foster is the guest speaker.

Trevor Hudson Nathan Foster
Trevor Hudson & Nathan Foster
March 20, 2017

Episode 73 - Holiness is Better Than You Think // Trevor Hudson

Author and speaker Trevor Hudson joins Nathan again, this time to talk about a word that's become synonymous with legalism, self-righteousness and conformity: holiness. Trevor helps reclaim the word. It turns out that holiness means being fully alive and wonderfully unique in Christ.

Adele Calhoun Nathan Foster
Adele Calhoun & Nathan Foster
March 13, 2017

Episode 72 - Coloring with God // Adele Calhoun

Nathan talks with author and spiritual director Adele Calhoun about coloring as a spiritual discipline—she just released a grown-up coloring book called Coloring the Psalms—and how to engage God in icons and art. 

Richard J. Foster Nathan Foster
Richard J. Foster & Nathan Foster
March 6, 2017

Episode 71 - Richard Foster turns 75 // Richard Foster

In this episode Richard Foster shares his 75th birthday idea: What if you gave $75 to someone in need or 75 minutes to someone lonely? This fun experiment runs through April 25th. We'll collect your stories (call 1-844-RENEW88 to record yours) and share them in a future podcast.

Tish Harrison Warren
Tish Harrison Warren
February 27, 2017

Episode 70 - Liturgy of the Ordinary // Tish Harrison Warren

Nathan talks with author and Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren about her book Liturgy of the Ordinary. Tish helps us see not simply that ordinary life matters but how it matters and how we can be "found by God in the ordinary". (Not a member of the Book Club yet? There's still time to join!)

Chris Hall Nathan Foster
Chris Hall & Nathan Foster
February 20, 2017

Episode 69 - Remembering Thomas Oden: New Doesn't Mean Better // Chris Hall

Nathan Foster talks with Renovaré president Chris Hall about his recently passed friend, mentor and theologian Tom Oden. Chris also shares why ancient writings by the church fathers are more relevant than ever, and how C.S. Lewis defined an ignorant person.

Jan Johnson Nathan Foster
Jan Johnson & Nathan Foster
February 13, 2017

Episode 68 - Scripture Meditation // Jan Johnson

Author, retreat leader, and spiritual director Jan Johnson joins Nathan again to talk about the importance of meditating on scripture, how it differs from eastern meditation, and even slowly walks us through a passage in Luke.

Jan Johnson's class on scripture meditation can be found at

Song of Prayer, played during the meditation, graciously provided by Chad Lawson.