Mystie and Brandy are glad to have Karen Glass back on the show to help us kick off Season 8. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition and Know and Tell: The Art of Narration and a member of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, mostly grown and married, who were homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end. Karen has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty years

For this episode, Brandy, Mystie, and Karen discussed division — what it is, how people do or don’t cause it, and whether it’s always wrong.

 

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10 Responses

  • I literally just started listening to this and already want to comment and thank you for opening dialogue about the issue of divisiveness. Just this morning I experienced this very thing. Someone posted in a statewide homeschool support group and said, “If you ever question your own homeschooling just look at what the public school in my town is doing today…” (my own paraphrase because the subject he was complaining that they were doing really doesn’t matter…) I challenged his opinion and a few comments later he either blocked me or deleted his post. No idea which. Why can’t people disagree civilly?

    I explained all this to my husband and he challenged me to ask if it’s OK if I share my opinion or to ask if it’s OK if I share another outlook before I comment on anyone’s post from now on. His suggestion made me think. I am 100% going to do that from now on before I comment on anyone’s anything… it will give me time to really think about what I want to say instead of just being a keyboard warrior and it will give the other person a chance to decide if they want to be open minded or not…

  • So this is just my $.02…but I do not think The Consolation of Philosophy has to be read before, or even along with, How To Be Unlucky. I read it last year without having read Consolation, and it was no problem. In fact, it was probably my top read of last year, as it helped me think through some theological issues that I have been wrestling with over the last few years.
    I am reading the Consolation now with my 16yo and I am re-reading Unlucky along with it, and I suppose there have been a few things that make a little more sense, but not dramatically so. I highly recommend How To Be Unlucky!

    • Ooh! Thank you!

      You are actually the second person today who has told me what a great book it is, so it’s definitely moving to the top of my wish list! ♥

  • This was a most excellent episode! I’ve been pondering something similar lately and this was just so very timely. You all gave me much to think about! I had never thought of the connection between love in 1 Cor. 13 to the part about recognizing that we can only know it part at this time. I’m embarrassed to think of all the discussions in which I have not loved my neighbor in this way. Also, the idea of our ruffled feathers in disagreement as an indicator for idolatry or areas where we are finding our identity somewhere other than Christ. Powerful powerful stuff! It always comes back to that, doesn’t it?

  • I guess this is silly, but I was hoping the show notes would have links to the youtube videos about early monarchs that Mystie was watching. 🙂 Any chance?

  • You girls. Every time. If I could wish a group of women to appear around my kitchen table and discuss over coffee all the things in my head and on the pages in front of me, you’d be it. You tackle so much of what matters to homeschool moms and book lovers, and you do it with grace, balance, and humor.
    (Also, I gave up slogging through Alison Weir’s “Eleanor of Aquitaine” a few years back, and you’ve successfully shamed me into revisiting it with new resolve! The sisters love it! So must I!)
    Thanks, and carry on!

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