In spite of empty platitudes and trite sayings, we get — philosophically speaking — to the bottom of Christmas, after all. How does all the work of making Christmas happen correspond to our search for scholé? Can we simplify Christmas? Should we? And what has that to do with our faith? We talk about all this and more in today’s episode.
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Listen to the podcast:
- Scholé RDA:
Topical Discussion: Don’t Be the White Witch! (Jadis Versus Chesterton: Who are YOU Going to Be?)
- Don’t be the White Witch (the original post)
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- Christmas Spirit by George Grant and Greg Wilbur
- Liturgical Year
- Jennifer Dow
- Carrots for Michaelmas Spotify Wintry Music Playlist
- Mystie’s Christmas Prep series
- Leisure the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle
- Saddling the Masterly Inactivity Virtue Horse (more on virtue between two extremes)
- You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith
- The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean
- Other Jesse Tree from Mystie:
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- Nitty Gritty Homeschool Question: Do you do anything to keep up your children’s skills during Christmas break?
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