After this episode's discussion about our favorite poetry, The Classical Homeschool Podcast will be ending for both the season and as a whole. It has been a wild ride and we are so grateful to all you who have listened and connected with us over the last 4 years.
We had the pleasure of chatting with this accomplished guest about poetry and the moral imagination. It was an exciting conversation that leaves the listener with much to consider about how poetry is being read and even where we are not engaging poetry in our lives.
This was an exciting episode for me, Ashley, personally. I love this amazing guest, mostly because we can really dig into the classical tradition and challenge each other with our differing knowledge bases. I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Erin makes me laugh and brings my heart to Jesus in every conversation. She is sharing her love of Dante with us, so put your ear buds in and get ready to laugh. Side note: It was Melrose Place...not 90210...LOL ... that I was thinking of!
The last chapter of Tending the Heart of Virtue by Vigen Guroian is upon us. Join us for a lively conversation about the horror genre and what redemption means for the broken world.
Join us as we chat how the elements of literature impact our reading and understanding. How does this form the moral imagination? Listen to find out!
Taking a side street off of the topic of moral imagination, we are discussing Ashley's thesis concerning the idea of a canon of humanity. In the current Classical homeschooling climate, the focus has been on the advancement of Western Culture. However, Classical Education is not tied to an earthly structure but is based on more lofty ideals. Join us while we explore the topic!
In this chapter of Tending the Heart of Virtue, the focus comes to two of the most universal themes found in literature: love and immortality. Through the classic childhood tales: The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Little Mermaid, Guroian dives into the heart with the topics of love and immortality with a reminder to rest in our Creator's love and mercy.
Brandy Vencel is the thinker behind the Afterthoughts Blog and host of the Scholé Sisters podcast. She pretty crazy about educational philosophy in general and Charlotte Mason in particular. She wishes she could spend more time studying but her vocation as wife and homeschooling mom of four children ages 10-16 dictates otherwise.
We got to chat with Cindy Rollins about her take on the moral imagination. Her years as a homeschooling mother, writer, speaker, and reader offer unique insights into the topic of our season: the moral imagination.
In chapter four of Tending the Heart of Virtue, the focus comes to companions and those that offer us formation. Through the classic childhood tales: The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and Bambi, Guroian unpacks the differences between those we call friends and those that mentor us.
Join us and our guest, Heidi White, for a conversation on reading the Bible as literature. Exploring an ancient concept from the Desert Fathers up to the current Classical Education movement, this episode focuses on the need for metaphor in our lives.
In this episode, Jennifer and Ashley discuss the hero's journey and how allegory effects our parenting and internal narrative.
A discussion straight from the horse's mouth! Join us and Dr. Guroian for a talk on his book, Tending the Heart of Virtue, and the moral imagination.
We're back and super excited to be bringing you another a year of The Classical Homeschool! In this episode, we discuss the timeline and common references concerning the moral imagination as well as catch up on what has been keeping us busy!