Nathan Foster is an associate professor and Andrews Chair in Spiritual Formation at Spring Arbor University. He also writes a monthly essay and hosts a podcast for Renovaré, and speaks frequently nationally and internationally. He is the author of The Making of An Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines (2014) and Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet (2010).
3 Big Takeaways:
- The spiritual disciplines shape our character, so that we are able to respond more and more like Christ. `when temptations, challenges and interruptions present themselves in our lives.
- The spiritual disciplines have to do more with grace, than they have to do with performance. God enables us to do what we cannot do on our own.
- The internal transformation of these spiritual practices overflow into our professional lives. Wherever we go, there we are. As our character changes, the way we treat our employees, co-workers and clients changes as well.
Some questions I ask:
- What are the spiritual disciplines exactly? (6:13)
- How have you seen the spiritual disciplines form your father, Richard J. Foster? (20:38)
Sneak Peak of More:
- Simplicity, Anxiety and Self-Awareness (8:23)
- Athletes, Musicians and the Spiritual Disciplines (10:46)
- Breaking Down the Wall Between the “Sacred” and the “Secular” (14:30)
- The Invitation to Stillness (22:50)
Connect with Nathan Foster on Social Media
- Twitter: @N8Foster
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