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 Eugene Peterson
To write Eugene Peterson's biography, Winn Collier spent considerable time with the Petersons, read Eugene's letters, and conducted countless interviews. He discovered a man with a pastor's heart who, while far from perfect, had integrity and a deep love for God.
Carol Berry — Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh
Podcast guest Carol Berry talks with Nate about how she came to know the life of Vincent van Gogh through the teachings of Henri Nouwen, and what she has learned from these two men about solidarity, compassion, and art as a way to touch people’s lives.
Michael Card — Inexpressible
In this episode, Nathan talks with author and musician Michael Card about hesed, an untranslatable Hebrew word that expresses God’s love and faithfulness. Michael believes it may be the most important word in Scripture and spent ten years writing a book to unpack its meaning.
John Eldredge — Benevolent Detachment
Nate talks with author John Eldredge about healing from the trauma of the pandemic, benevolent detachment, what it means to consecrate your empathy to Christ, and learning to hear the voice of God.
Richard Foster — The Influence of John Woolman
Eighteenth century preacher and abolitionist John Woolman, whose journal is a Renovaré Book Club selection, had a profound impact on Renovaré founder Richard Foster. In this episode, Richard discusses the life and work of this humble yet bold follower of Jesus.
Hannah Anderson — God Revealed In Nature
Nathan talks with author Hannah Anderson about seasons, humility, and how the God we love in scripture is a God who is being revealed through nature.
Grateful for the tender mercy of encouragement and exemplary lives of genuine and honest friends of Jesus. Increases my faith and desire to live with God more deeply.
Insightful. Calming. Thought provoking.
A friend recommended the Renovare book club and in looking for the club, I found the podcast and YAY it’s now a favorite. Every episode gives me new food for thought. The content is varied and plunges into something I’m either already thinking of, or, even better, need to be thinking of or acting on. The best part is that Nathan, the host, has a very inviting and calm voice. He poses great questions to the guests and leaves ample pause without forcing ideas or an agenda.
I LOOVVVE IT
I really do love this podcast!