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.
Paul Patton — Redeeming the Moment You're In
How do we thoughtfully monitor and moderate our consumption of media? How can we fill our minds with what is good and beautiful rather than simply go to media to escape? This episode with Paul Patton—author, playwright, and professor emeritus at Spring Arbor—dives into these questions.
Charles Moore — Living the Sermon on the Mount Together
"We need to come to the Sermon on the Mount," says author Charles Moore, "first of all, as a lover of the Master." Nathan talks with the Bruderhof community member about how to seriously live out the words of Jesus without reducing them to legalism.
Rich Villodas — The Deeply Formed Life
Nathan Foster talks with Rich Villodas, lead pastor of New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, about his book _The Deeply Formed Life_, which is the first selection of the 2021-22 Renovaré Book Club.
Trevor Hudson and Jan Johnson — What Is Spiritual Direction?
In this edited version of a June 2021 webinar conversation, spiritual directors and authors Trevor Hudson and Jan Johnson talk with Carolyn Arends about Christian spiritual direction. They contrast it with counseling, discuss if it's for everyone, and recommend where to find a director.
Richard Foster — The Ways and Means of Grace
In this talk from the 1999 Renovaré International Conference in Houston, following an entertaining introduction by James Bryan Smith, Richard Foster outlines the practical means by which we grow in grace.
Jill Weber — Cultivating Spaces Where Jesus Is Loved
Jill Weber is a prayer missionary and author who for the last five years has been establishing a prayer/monastic community at the Waverley Abbey Estate in the U.K. Her desire is to cultivate "thin spaces" where Jesus is loved.
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!