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Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.
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Now displaying: May, 2019

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

May 28, 2019

Join your Norms and Nobility fellow-readers as they discuss the question of why the ancients seemed to mistrust scientific inquiry. We'll explore the idea that the ancients were wary of giving the "answers" science provided too much power; instead, they wanted ideology to first provide the unifying vision for discoveries and technology, so that students might be saved from "chaos" and moved to just courses of action.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

May 22, 2019

Join your Norms & Nobility friends as they discuss part 3 of chapter 5! The crew explores the idea that mathematics bridges the gap between ancients' focus on the ideal types and the moderns' focus on the utility of harnessing nature for man's own ends. The ancients found that math could explain the immanent forms of matter (the "perfect forms" undergirding reality), and that helped them make peace with their observations of the "irrational" concrete universe.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

May 17, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, Daniel Shirley, and Lisa Bailey as they discuss the results of modern science's emphasis on things that can be empirically measured in the material world while discounting and ignoring the immaterial world.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

May 14, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney and Lisa Bailey as they discuss the reasons for starting the valuable practice of reading aloud to your children.
Also, get a brief glimpse of Old World Echoes, a hand-picked collection old classic tales of awe and wonder from around the world.

Perfect for Cycle 2 read aloud time!

Click here to purchase at the Classical Conversations Bookstore.

May 7, 2019

Join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays and Daniel Shirley as they explore Chapter 5 of Norms and Nobility. It’s all about science. In this episode, our panelists discuss the differences between how ancient, classical thinkers approach science and how modern thinkers approach science. Along the way, they examine questions like “What about technology?” and “Does the study of science help my students think more about the Ideal Type?

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

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