AROUND THE TABLE is a place to explore topics, teaching and conversations from a biblical worldview hosted by Geneva Academic Dean Dirk Russell. Geneva is a K-12 classical and Christian school located in the Texas Hill Country that graduates servant leaders equipped to do hard things. May this podcast be a source of encouragement and inspiration to foster learning, connections and growth to the glory of Jesus Christ. Discover Geneva at genevaschooltx.org or social media @genevaschooltx.
The Christian Mind
Geneva’s theme for the year is “The Mind of Christ.” With that in mind, Dirk sits down with Rhetoric School Headmaster Rob Shelton, Humanities Department Head Aaron Southwick and humanities teacher Scott Milam to talk about what it means to think like a Christian. Suggested Reading: "The Christian Mind" Harry Blamires "The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind" Mark Noll "Fit Bodies, Fat Minds" Os Guinness "Habits of the Mind" James Sire "Simply Christian" N.T. Wright
On Reading, Part 3
Dirk talks to Humanities Department Head Aaron Southwick and Logic School teachers Debbie Wheeler and Mary Clifford about the books that shaped them and helped grow their Christian faith.
"Mere Christianity" C.S. Lewis
"Emma" and "Persuasion" Jane Austen
"Hannah Coulter" Wendell Berry
"Charlotte's Web" E.B. White
"All the Light We Cannot See" Anthony Doerr
"A Gentleman in Moscow" Amor Towles
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Jean-Dominique Bauby
On Reading, Part 2
Dirk Russell invites the Rhetoric School Humanities faculty to discuss ancient literature and why we should be interested in them in modernity.
"God in the Dock" C.S. Lewis
"The Consolation of Philosophy" Boethius
"The Iliad" Homer
"The Odyssey" Homer
"Paradise Lost" John Milton
"The Divine Comedy" Dante
On Reading, Part 1
An intriguing and illuminating discussion with Grammar School Headmaster Jessica Gombert and reading specialist Dr. Melissa Siller on how the human brain learns to read, the effects of reading on the lives of children, and how reading intersects with God's design for humans.
"Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain" by Maryanne Wolf
"Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling and Literacy" by Denise Eide
"Mere Discipleship: Growing in Wisdom and Hope" by Alister E. McGrath
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AROUND THE TABLE is a place to explore topics, teaching and conversations from a biblical worldview hosted by Geneva Academic Dean Dirk Russell. Geneva is a K-12 classical and Christian school located in the Texas Hill Country that graduates servant leaders equipped to do hard things. May this podcast be a source of encouragement and inspiration to foster growth, learning and connections to the glory of Jesus Christ. Discover Geneva at genevaschooltx.org or on social media @genevaschooltx.
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For all of us who have longed to have the education our kids are getting, these conversations are so satisfying.
Such warm conversations that made me want to be a student in their classrooms. I love that they see themselves as tour guides bringing tough literature to life and having their students ponder and be curious. As a teacher myself, I think my favorite line in one episode was one of the teachers recounted how she begins her essays with her students “you guys are stepping into a time capsule” and how they get to have a voice in a timeless conversation. Magnificent! Glad you are doing this and look forward to your future episodes.
What a great and valuable insight into the classical education at Geneva. So grateful for our teachers and administration.