A conversational podcast on spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines, and life with God. New episodes every other Monday. Hosted by Nathan Foster of Renovaré, a nonprofit that provides resources, events, and learning communities to help people become more like Jesus. Learn more at renovare.org.
Winn Collier — On François Fénelon
Nathan Foster talks with Winn Collier about the penetrating and practical spiritual wisdom of 17th-century archbishop and writer François Fénelon.
Richard Foster and Brenda Quinn — Learning Humility
Brenda Quinn and Richard Foster talk with Nathan about Richard’s new book, Learning Humility: A Year of Searching for a Vanishing Virtue.
Robyn Wrigley-Carr — Evelyn Underhill's Spiritual Formation
Robyn Wrigley-Carr returns to the Renovaré Podcast to talk with Nate about Evelyn Underhill—the 20th century author, spiritual director and retreat leader—and about Baron Friedrich Von Hügel, whose spiritual direction transformed Evelyn’s life with God.
Robert Moore-Jumonville — G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy
Professor, pastor, and author Robert Moore-Jumonville talks with Nathan Foster about Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton.
Lacy Borgo — Thomas Kelly's A Testament of Devotion
Most years Lacy Borgo re-reads A Testament of Devotion by Thomas Kelly. She joins Nathan Foster to discuss how this spiritual classic has impacted her life.
Mark Buchanan — Walking as a Spiritual Practice
Nathan welcomes Mark Buchanan to the podcast to discuss the wonderfully “reliable” spiritual practice of walking, which is the topic of Mark’s newest book, God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul.
Fills my soul with joy! Thank you!
Soul deep conversations
Each time I listen I am encouraged by the unhurried and deep conversation Nathan has with his guests. Excellent podcast. Thank you!
What’s a better word for “Great!”
It’s hard to think of a good enough, high-praise word to title this review! I was so glad to find this podcast in 2021. I went back and listened to older ones as well.
Nathan’s soothing voice, fantastic topic questions, and as another reviewer said, his style of getting out of the way and letting the guest talk- combine to make a rich and worthwhile (!) experience for us.
In pandemic world which has spiraled into so many other heartbreaking issues and events, a visit w/ Nathan (and his guests) really is that calm and quiet yet very thoughtful place to park oneself for a half hour or so.
I’ll also add that this podcast is a great introduction into a more contemplative faith life, if you’re interested.
Nathan, my only complaint is that the podcasts are not being released as often.
:(Please know that although you’ve been doing this podcast work for a long time, others of us are STILL most appreciative and grateful for finding our way to you, even more recently. (IE please don’t quit!!!!!)