In today’s episode, I interrogate Art Middlekauff! For a long while now, I’ve had some questions about how to do Bible lessons and whether there is a deep, effective, and yet non-analytical way to teach Scripture in the homeschool context. Art has done a lot of thinking on this subject, and he turned out to be the perfect person to talk to. Join us as we discuss what analysis is, compare it to what is sometimes called poetic or synthetic knowledge, and hear what solutions are offered to us by the Bible lesson practices of the 19th century educational philosopher Charlotte Mason.
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About today’s guest:
Art Middlekauff and his wife Barbara have been home educating their three children for more than a decade. Over this time, he has been studying Charlotte Mason’s writings and attempting to apply her living ideas to his family’s homeschool. In this course of time he has written several essays about Charlotte Mason’s theology and philosophy in the two volumes of Essays on the Life and Work of Charlotte Mason, published by Riverbend Press. He walks in Mason’s theological tradition as a member of an Anglican church near Detroit, Michigan. Art also leads product development for a Chicago-based software company.
- Scholé RDA
- Topical Discussion: Poetic Bible Lessons
- Delectable Education podcast interviewing Art Middlekauff
- Poetic Knowledge by James Taylor (Brandy’s favorite book)
- The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain
- A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason (volume 6)
- Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
- Formation of Character by Charlotte Mason (volume 5)
- In Memoriam
- The Saviour of the World by Charlotte Mason
- J. Paterson Smyth Gospel commentary
- Here is a post with information on how to download and use Art’s Saviour of the World Bible app — make sure you read the comments for more details!
- Colossians and Philemon (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Series)
- Nitty Gritty Homeschool Question
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