Get ready to uncover the profound influence of friendship on classical Christian education with our guest, Dr. Chris Perrin. Embark on this enlightening journey as we dissect the types of friendships defined by Aristotle and their implications within educational communities. We’ll also shed light on how teachers can use curriculums to instill virtue and demonstrate intellectual virtues to their students.
Learning doesn’t stop at the classroom walls! We’ll also address how parents can contribute to the classical Christian school experience by engaging in meaningful relationships with other parents and becoming integral parts of the school community. We’ll hear from Dr. Perrin, who offers practical advice on the same. Amidst this, we’ll also touch upon the significance of rest, recreation, and interacting with people of varying ages in the spirit of fellowship and community.
Venture further down the rabbit hole with us as we discuss the power of prudence and the importance of learning from the wisdom of the ages. Our conversation concludes with a thoughtful examination of the number of true friends one can have in life and the features of a meaningful friendship. We’d love to have your perspective, so don’t forget to take our survey on the Base Camp Live website and share your thoughts about our podcast and resources. Tune in for an enlightening ride!
Biography: Chris Perrin
Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the director at the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools and the former board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.
Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is the author of The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker and Greek for Children and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.