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 LIVE 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!

Have a question or topic you’d like us to explore? Send an email to info@basecamplive.com and it may be our next episode!

 

Your host, Davies Owens

Davies has always been interested in combining media, ministry and education. As an undergraduate at Furman University, Davies co-hosted a Christian radio show called Against The Grain. 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, Florida, he moved to the Silicon Valley to work with Christianity.com. In 2001, Davies moved back to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where he co-founded Blue Sky Ministries, an innovation lab for churches and non-profits.

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. After serving seven years as the Head of School at Heritage Preparatory in Atlanta, 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 translates classical Christian education for the everyday person. 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) and the Association of Classical Christian Schools.

He and his wife, Holly, have three amazing children, including a daughter in college and two teenaged sons. 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.

 

Your co-host, Kelly Barbour

Kelly has been involved in coaching and mentoring for most of his life. Starting with teaching Sunday School as a 9th grader, he went on to coach high school baseball and serve as a youth and young adult leader while in college. He has coached baseball, football and basketball for the last 27 years. From 2014 – 2017, he had the privilege of serving as the radio analyst for football broadcasts for his alma mater, the College of Idaho. Kelly is currently the head coach of girls varsity basketball team at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho.

A native Idahoan, Kelly graduated from the College of Idaho with a double major in History and Political Science, and a minor in Classics. After serving a fellowship at Harvard University, he spent a year working in the U.S. House of Representatives before attending the University of Virginia School of Law. Following graduation, he and his wife, Jennifer, were married and moved to Austin, Texas. After three years (which included a return to coaching and the birth of their first son, Wyatt), the family returned to Kelly’s Idaho roots in 2004.

Raised in a home that valued literature and scripture, Kelly was exposed to a wide variety of educational environments and philosophies over the years (one-room schoolhouse, home school, private Christian school, public school, classical studies in college, law school). With that backdrop, he discovered the classical Christian world just in time to enroll Wyatt, and later, their second son, James, at The Ambrose School.

After serving on the Ambrose Board of Directors for several years, and being exposed to the beauty of and need for classical Christian education in our world, Kelly left behind 17+ years of private law practice and hospital administration and joined the staff of The Ambrose School in April, 2019. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Dean of Students, House Governor, and varsity girls basketball coach. His wife, Jennifer, teaches at the Ambrose Bridge Program. Kelly (and family) are still celebrating Virginia’s first NCAA basketball championship earlier this year – and he expects to continue doing so for the foreseeable future!