Davies Owens

Davies Behind the Mic: His Story, Perspectives, & Big News!

In this historical episode of BaseCamp Live, Host Davies Owens is behind the mic for a candid discussion with his daughter about his unorthodox start in classical education, what challenges he sees facing the movement, and how his new mission is inspiring him like never before. They also share the history and future of this…

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Laughing at the Right Things, With Comedian Sean Hancock

Proverbs tells us that joy and laughter are good medicine for the soul, but the Bible also cautions us against foolish talk and crude joking. So what role should humor play in our classrooms, hallways, and homes?  It is especially challenging when so much of what is presented to us today in the world is…

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Exploring the Terms: Classical, Liberal Arts, Humanities… With Dr. Chris Schlect

In recent decades, classical education has experienced significant growth both in the U.S. and globally. This educational approach takes various forms, including traditional five-day programs, hybrid/collaborative models, and homeschooling. Alongside these formats, a flurry of terms like “classical Christian,” “Christian classical,” “classical liberal arts,” and “humanities education” have emerged. Understanding and distinguishing among these options…

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How Music and Arts Transform School and Home with Preston Atwood

St. Augustine famously remarked that “to sing is to pray twice.” Music and arts play vital roles in our daily lives and are essential components of any classical Christian school or home. However, engaging meaningfully with traditional forms of music, as well as with worship through prayer and Scripture, can be challenging—especially if we don’t…

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Wisdom from the Ancients for a Flourishing Today with Louis Markos

If there is nothing new under the sun, then it makes sense to look to those who have gone before us for the answers to living boldly and confidently in a world that continues to unravel around us with so many young and old struggling to make wise choices. Dr. Louis Markos, a scholar at…

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Classical Christian Education Is More Than We Realize with Clifford Humphrey

Classical Christian Education is a fantastic form of education, yet it is often challenging for parents and educators to define it well. In an effort to explain it and live it out, we often latch onto narrow definitions and understandings, risking missing out on the big picture. Clifford Humphrey has thought deeply about these various…

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Hope for the Next Generation in an Age of Uncertainty, with John Stonestreet

Today, it is easy to find the bad news. It blasts across our screens with a steady message of doom and gloom. As we raise the next generation, what hope do we have? Well, are you ready for some good news? John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and the daily voice…

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Classical Christian Education for All Students, with Heather Lloyd

Classical Christian education is the fastest-growing segment among all types of Christian private schools. But are classical Christian schools for everyone? One in five students today are diagnosed with a special learning need. So, can classical Christian schools adapt and serve these students?  We discuss this topic and more with Heather Lloyd on this episode…

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Wisdom Needed for the Good Life with Jonathan T. Pennington

What does it mean to flourish as a human? It occurs through living intentionally and thoughtfully in particular ways. Neither virtue nor its eventual fruit, happiness, comes to us accidentally… Flourishing requires that we can confidently answer the big questions in life….why am I here? What does it mean to be human? What does Jesus…

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Entitled or Grateful? Choices Before the Next Generation, with Keith McCurdy

Selfish or selfless? Entitled or blessed? Increasingly, children are raised in a world revolving around them, creating attitudes of “I-deserve-it-because-I-exist.” The world celebrates entitlement through everyday messages from social media and endless advertisements.  Indulging children can seem the easiest path in the moment, but long-term, excessive indulgences lead to adults who are disillusioned, angry, quick to…

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