Episodes

ScreenSmart: Fostering Healthy Digital Habits for Kids with Keith McCurdy

Episode Summary In episode four of Live Sturdy Conversations, Davies and Keith dig into the topic of technology’s overwhelming influence on both parenting and education. Keith clarifies that he supports technology but emphasizes the need to be discerning in its use, challenging myths about its role in education and entertainment. Davies and Keith examine specific…

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Breaking the Mold: Addressing Toxic Masculinity for Our Boys with Nancy Pearcey

Episode Summary In this episode of BaseCamp Live, host Davies Owens engages in a thought-provoking conversation with bestselling author and scholar Nancy Pearcey about her latest book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes. Pearcey, a respected figure in evangelical circles, sheds light on modern masculinity’s cultural challenges and offers insights into…

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Raising Students With Gritty Work Ethics with Tami Peterson

Episode Summary: Join us for an enlightening conversation with Tami Peterson, Founder and CEO of Life Architects, a renowned career coaching and consulting group. Host Davies Owens delves into instilling a solid work ethic in today’s youth, exploring the challenges and solutions in partnership between schools and homes. About Tami Peterson: Tami Peterson holds an…

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Rapid Growth, High Demand: The State of Classical Education w/ Jeremy Tate

Episode Summary: Over the past two decades, classical education has witnessed rapid growth and high demand, transforming from a niche concept to a widely recognized educational approach. From traditional classrooms to homeschooling environments, the surge in interest begs the question: Is classical education merely a passing trend, or are we experiencing an educational renaissance? In…

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Are Classical Schools Too Difficult?

Episode Summary: In this episode of BaseCamp Live, we tackle the question: Are Classical Christian schools too challenging? Join us as we explore the nuances of academic rigor, individual learning needs, and the balance between challenging students and overwhelming them. With special guest Heather Lloyd, Founder and CEO of Concordis Education Partners, we unpack the…

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Nurturing Spiritual Formation in Today’s Youth

BaseCamp Live Podcast Episode #274: Nurturing Spiritual Formation in Today’s Youth Episode Summary: Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Chap Clark, a distinguished researcher and scholar dedicated to the well-being of young people. With decades of experience in youth ministry, academia, and church leadership, Dr. Clark shares invaluable insights into nurturing spiritual formation…

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Are Classical Schools Elitist?

BaseCamp Live Episode #273: Are Classical Schools Elitist? Episode Summary: In a world where the idea of excellence can sometimes be misconstrued as elitism, classical education is often scrutinized. Uniforms, a rigorous curriculum, and a culture that upholds values of truth, goodness, and beauty can sometimes give off an impression of exclusivity. But is classical…

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10 Predictors of Success at School with Mandi Moore

What are the predictors of success in raising up the next generation?  Classical Christian education is an “all hands on deck” effort and time-proven habits of the home and school are essential to success.  Join us for this conversation with Mandi Moore, a veteran K-12 parent, school founder, and administrator.  In this conversation, we address…

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A Conversation with my Daughter

Navigating the twists and turns of parenting and education can be daunting, but imagine the beauty of seeing those efforts bloom in one’s own child. As Davies Owens sat down with his daughter Hannah, they traversed the memories of her classical Christian education, the values it instilled, and the indelible mark it left as she…

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Helping Students Know Who They Are with Tami Peterson

Have you ever pondered the monumental impact that educators and parents have in shaping a student’s journey toward self-discovery and adulthood? With Tami Peterson’s return to our dialogue, we immerse ourselves in the profound exploration of this transformative phase. Our conversation delves into the essence of education, far surpassing the simple accumulation of knowledge, to…

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