Paul Drake

Habits of the Household

Looking for a way out of the frazzle and rush of life? Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or parent, the practical wisdom from my guest today is just for you. Justin Whitmel Earley endured his own season of crisis and discovered the power of habits in a transformational way that fundamentally changed his family…

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Seeing the Long View

“The days are long and the years are short,” as the saying goes. On any given day, the long scramble from the morning routine of getting our children off to school (finding uniforms, breakfasts, and sprints to the carpool line to a full afternoon of after-school activities, extensive homework) can leave one wondering is the…

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Only For Smart Kids?

Is classical Christian education really for all children, of all abilities? In an age where the number of children with diagnosed needs seems to be spiking, how can schools effectively meet the needs of all children, especially when so many schools work with limited resources? We welcome back Leslie Collins whose last interview a few…

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No Parent Left Behind…Partnering with Your School

EPISODE SUMMARY Parents play a vital role in the success of their children in school. Increasingly, classical Christian schools (CCE) go against the grain of many schools who actively encourage parents to disengage and let them outsource their children’s education to the institution or even the government. But despite a growing culture expecting parents to…

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How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue w/ Josh Gibbs

As parents and teachers, we want the next generation to love God and love the good. But for many young people who sit in K-12 classrooms, they wander into the land of the prodigal and question if what they have heard is little more than empty moralisms.  But our job is to remain faithful.  Are…

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Hope for Today from Voices of Yesterday

There is nothing new under the sun.  That is good news..because the deepest questions of life and faith (who am I, why am I here, where am I going) have been asked throughout history, and in many cases asked better and in more articulate and winsome ways by those who came far before us —…

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Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment with Hannah Anderson

EPISODE SUMMARY What does the world need now? Discernment! It is far more than just gaining wisdom and doing the right thing. It is the key to living the abundant life Christ promises in a world that buries us each day in disparaging headlines and worrisome news. It is understandable many feel they should just…

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The Current State of Classical Christian Education with Eric Cook

There is a sizable migration underway of new families seeking to educate their children classically. Admissions lines are long in most classical Christian schools. Why is this happening now?  What does it say about the broader culture? Needless to say, you are at the right place at the right time. In this episode, Eric Cook,…

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Got Questions? 100 Answers to Classical Christian Education

Classical Christian Education is a new experience for many people, and whether you are new or have been around a classical school for years, there are many questions about why we do what we do. And since few parents or teachers today grew up in CCE schools, combined with the fact that there are more…

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Engaging the Gen Z Mind

On this episode of BCL, It’s time to check in again with Brooke Hempell, senior VP at the Barna Group.  As a research firm, Barna is tracking the latest trends and changes with Gen Z, the generational name for young people between 6-22 years old – essentially anyone from Kindergarten to college. While in some…

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