Podcast

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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What Does It Mean to Bear the Image of God in Everyday Life? with Lauren McAfee

Episode Summary: This episode focuses on an often overlooked topic: the image of God and how to apply it to daily life. Davies interviews Lauren McAfee, who shares her personal journey and discusses how her family’s involvement in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case influenced her interest in the image of God. Next, Davies and…

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50 Things Every Child Needs Before Leaving Home with Josh Mulvihill

About This Episode On this episode of BaseCamp Live, Davies and Josh Mulvihill talk about his newest book, 50 Things Every Child Needs Before Leaving Home. Imagine the day your child graduates. Are they ready? Do they have a faith in Christ that will endure? Are they ready to think well and have the critical…

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Mastering Study Skills: Essentials for Every Student with Susan Ison

Episode Summary: Ever told a child to go to their room and do their homework and study? It assumes they know how to study on their own. In this episode of BaseCamp Live Davies Owens and Susan Ison discuss the importance of study skills for students of all ages. They discuss the lack of direct…

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From Caregiver to Consultant: Transforming Parent-Child Relationships with Mack Ogren

Episode Summary: In this episode of BaseCamp Live Davies Owens and Mack Ogren explore the various stages of parenting. Mack has spent several decades working with JH Ranch, where he has worked with thousands of parents and students providing this helpful framework. They discuss the need for parents to transition from being primary caretakers to…

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Beyond Digital Natives: Fostering Depth in the Classroom w/ Dr. David Diener

Episode Summary: In this episode of BaseCamp Live, Davies and Dr. David Diener discuss how technology has changed education and why classical education is important for this cultural moment. Dr. Diener emphasizes that classical education plays a crucial role in fostering critical thinking and adaptability, essential skills for navigating the complexities of the modern age….

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ScreenSmart: Fostering Healthy Digital Habits for Kids with Keith McCurdy (Live Sturdy #4)

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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