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Episode 18: The Importance of Friendship in Life and Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes the importance of friendship in everyday life and in education. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a new...

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Episode 07: What is the Most Essential Class in CCE?

  In this episode Karen speaks with two other missionaries who have served as heads of schools in Africa. Together, these three classical Christian educators discuss what the most...

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Episode 17: Metaphors in Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes how metaphors can be used to understand classical education. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a new episode...

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Episode 16: Classical Education and Christian Nationalism

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the meaning of Christian nationalism and how it relates to classical education. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when...

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Episode 15: Remembering Augustine as Historian, Philosopher, & Teacher

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the many contributions Augustine made to the modern understanding of history, education, philosophy, and theology. Subscribe to our episode release email list to...

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Episode 06: What Do African Parents Think of CCE?

  In this episode Karen speaks with two fathers of children who attend the Rafiki school in Africa. Together, these three discuss the universal difficulties of parenthood and offer...

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Episode 14: The Significance of Augustine and Kuyper in CCE

In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes the ongoing importance and relevance of both Augustine and Kuyper in classical Christian education. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be...

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Episode 05: What Does a Kenyan Pastor Think of CCE?

In this episode Karen speaks with Reverend Ken Mbugua, a Reformed Baptist pastor in Kenya. Rev. Mbugua has written articles for Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization, and...

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Episode 13: The Meaning of College

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the meaning of the word, “college” and its role in classical education. What does a college curriculum look like today and how does...

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Episode 04: What do Kenyan Teachers Think of CCE?

  In this episode Karen talks with Loise and Ann, who are Kenyan teachers at the Rafiki Classical Christian School in Kenya. Loise teaches kindergarten and Ann teaches logic,...

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Episode 12: The Meaning of Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the true meaning of the word, “education”. What do we mean when we use it and how has this meaning changed over the...

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Episode 03: Why Should We Be Working in Africa?

In this episode Karen will be answering the question of why missions like The Rafiki Foundation are necessary in Africa. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be...

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Episode 07: Interview with Dr. Zena Hitz

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College and the author of Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life....

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Episode 02: What Does Athens Have to Do with Africa?

  In this episode Karen will be analyzing the importance of a Western civilization education in Africa. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a...

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Episode 01: Why CCE is right for Africa

In this inaugural episode, Karen Elliott introduces herself and the organization she serves, The Rafiki Foundation, as she explains why a classical Christian education is needed in Africa. Subscribe...

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Episode 06: Interview with Dr. David Diener

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. David Diener, headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and a lecturing professor of education who has received a BA in philosophy and ancient languages...

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Episode 11: Recovering the Word “Student” to Renew Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin builds upon Episode 10 by exploring the etymologies and histories behind words that are commonly used in education today. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 10: Recovering a Vocabulary for Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses words and their importance in education. What words do we use in traditional liberal education? How have we lost the meanings of certain...

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Episode 05: Dr. Prather Shares a Narrative of Hope

Dr. Anika Prather tells a new narrative of hope that will alter your perspective on classical learning, how to teach history, and on America. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 09: Starting a Classical College

In this episode, Dr. Perrin and Greg Wilbur of New College Franklin discuss the importance of the intersection between theology and classical education. This conversation was recorded at CiRCE...

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Episode 05: Interview with Diana Batarseh

Conversation with guest Diana Batarseh, the founding Head of School at King’s Academy Nashville and the developer of “Ask Me WhoOo,” a 3-volume CD series of original 74 songs...

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Episode 09: Secular Moral Categories

How does the cultural adoption of secular moral categories impact people’s qualities of life? How can classical teaching provide a solution to the modern loss of personhood? Subscribe to...

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Episode 08: The Practice of Lamentation

How have we, as a modern society, forgotten how to lament? What could lamentation do for us on an individual level and as a whole? Subscribe to our episode...

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Episode 08: Competing Moral Theories

What moral deformities exist in our K-12 education system? How does biological reductionism play into this confusion of morality? Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified...

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Episode 07: The Resurgence of Classical Education Among African Americans

What was the earliest classical school for African Americans and what effect did it have on the resurgence of the classical movement today? Subscribe to our episode release email...

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Episode 07: The Theories of Ethics

What drives the error in our moral thinking today? How have the metaphysics of ethics changed over the course of history? Subscribe to our episode release email list to...

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Episode 06: What Does Jerusalem Have to Do With Athens?

How do we encounter the classical tradition? How do we engage with the sacred inheritance of great writings? Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when...

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Episode 06: Chronological Snobbery and the Primacy of Personhood

In this episode, we continue our discussion of the primacy of personhood with the addition of chronological snobbery.

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Episode 05: The Sacred Synthesis

What does Jerusalem have to do with Athens? Can the Greek and Roman tradition of classical thought be harmonized with what is taught in the Old and New Testaments...

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Episode 05: Primacy of Personhood

In this episode, we focus on what the benefits of classical education are for students and how those benefits show up in the classroom. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 04: Interview with Dr. Joseph Clair

Conversation with guest Dr. Joseph Clair, the author of Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine and Reading Augustine: On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose...

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Episode 05: Interview with Dr. Phillip Donnelly

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Phillip Donnelly, professor of literature and Director of the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. They discuss the article Dr. Donnelly has...

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Episode 04: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of Marva Collins and Others on Her Journey to Love Classics

Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the last of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics, including the help of Marva Collins and...

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Episode 04: Interview with Dr. Julia Hejduk of Baylor University

In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Julia Baylor, professor of classics and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. Baylor University is the university that hosts...

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Episode 03: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of W. E. B. Du Bois on Her Journey to Love Classics

Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the second of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics. This episode focuses on W. E. B....

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