Equipping You to Raise the Next Generation with Ancient Future Education
You are an influencer…you no doubt want the best for the next generation… academically, emotionally and spiritually…
The greatest challenge is how to shape young people who will encounter a culture that is often working against them and equip them to become flourishing adults who love Jesus Christ, think with confidence, believe with courage and serve with compassion.
Ancient Future Education isn’t something new. The approach has been around for centuries and today is often called classical Christian education. The greatest minds and servant leaders have been educated using this model. It is more than a curriculum…it is a way of life and the model to educate the next generation for the 21st century marketplace.
BaseCamp will equip you, the parent, grandparent, educator, or mentor, to climb that biggest mountain.
Our guests are some of the top thought leaders, culture watchers, and educational experts. They are familiar with the obstacles you’ll encounter on that uphill climb. They will offer you the tools you’ll need to summit the peak and raise the next generation of exceptionally prepared, compassionate, and thoughtful human beings.
Tune in each week for a show that will be encouraging and well worth your time. Don’t miss an episode – subscribe today!
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Your host, Davies Owens
Davies Owens has spent three decades working with young people in a myriad of settings while leveraging a variety of mediums to communicate. As an undergrad at Furman University, he hosted a Christian radio show, Against The Grain. Having seen the fruit of a classical and Charlotte Mason education at L’Abri Fellowship, he later earned an M.Div. at Duke Divinity School and a doctorate at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary focusing on online interaction and community. After serving as an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian in Orlando, FL, he moved to the Silicon Valley to work with Christianity.com. In 2001, Davies moved back to his hometown of Atlanta, GA where he established Blue Sky Ministries, an innovation lab for churches and non-profits with a friend and former Walt Disney Imagineer. This ministry partnered with churches and para church ministries around the world using innovative strategy and technology. In 2004, he presented at the Lausanne Forum in Thailand on media and technology.
Along the way, and thanks to his three school-aged children, he realized that schools serve as one of the greatest influencers in raising up the next generation. Typically, a child spends more than 16,000 hours in school from kindergarten to high school. After serving seven years as the Head of School at Heritage Preparatory in Atlanta, GA, he became the Dean of the Upper School and later Head of Vision and Advancement at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho where he has lived since 2011.
As the host of BaseCamp Live, Davies champions the classical Christian school movement locally, and works with the Association of Classical Christian Schools to support schools nationally and around the world. In 2014, Davies delivered a talk on Ancient Future Education at Q, a Christian learning community for advancing the gospel in the context of culture. He is a featured speaker at various classical Christian conferences, including the Society for Classical Learning (SCL).
When he is not behind the microphone or consulting, he enjoys traveling to Rwanda to support Africa Bright Future School, or recharging at home restoring and showing vintage Volvos. He and his wife, Holly, have been married for a quarter of a century. They have three amazing children, including a daughter in college and two teenaged sons, and have always had a Westie or two hanging around the house.
The best news is that the podcast isn’t about him! As the guide and curator, his role is to introduce you to impressive guests from all around the world engaged in this noble task of raising up the next generation with Ancient Future Education!