12 episodes

Join Dr. Christopher Perrin for lively explorations of the marvelous, traditional idea of schole and why it's the very heart of school. We may not all be able to gather in an actual coffee shop (you know, one with large wooden tables and bookshelves and delicious espresso), but we can do our best to talk about the kinds of things we'd talk about if we could!
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    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Join Dr. Christopher Perrin for lively explorations of the marvelous, traditional idea of schole and why it's the very heart of school. We may not all be able to gather in an actual coffee shop (you know, one with large wooden tables and bookshelves and delicious espresso), but we can do our best to talk about the kinds of things we'd talk about if we could!
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    Happiness and Contemplation

    Happiness and Contemplation

    In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin contemplates the distinction between the active life and the contemplative life, and the necessary harmony between the two.


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    • 30 min
    Study As Prayer and Love for God

    Study As Prayer and Love for God

    In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses an essay by Simone Weil that reveals the relationship between attentive study and prayer that should lead us to love both God and neighbor. Can study be rightfully understood as prayer or leading to prayer?
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    • 31 min
    Schole and Ecstasy

    Schole and Ecstasy

    In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the ways in which an ecstatic encounter with truth is the way that an intellectual life begins.
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    • 19 min
    Order and Solitude

    Order and Solitude

    In this episode Dr. Perrin engages the thought of A.G. Sertillanges who insists that the life of the student and teacher should be characterized by an ordered, regular solitude. Over against the scattering and distracting crowd, Perrin and Sertillanges call us back to retirement, recollection, silence, consecration, and concentration that dispose us to engage truth and deeply…learn.
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    • 34 min
    Order and Rest

    Order and Rest

    Join Christopher Perrin as he explores the relationship between order, rest, and love. Noting biblical teaching and the insights of St. Augustine, he shows how a restful, peaceful life is the result of wisely-ordered love. 
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    • 19 min
    Christ, the Teacher

    Christ, the Teacher

    Join Christopher Perrin as he contemplates a small (but essential) work by Clement of Alexandria. It's called Christ the Teacher or Christ the Pedagogue (available on the web here: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/02091.htm) and it's remarkably helpful for contemporary, restful teaching.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

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Great for ALL Teachers!

As a 30+ year public school educator, formerly frenzied, Cafe Schole has compelled me to seek true rest and contemplation in my classroom, and to instill dialogical virtues through contemplation in my students. I’m grateful for this podcast and eagerly await each episode! Immensely helpful.

Cperizzle ,

Strength for the journey

I am so encouraged in this journey of classical learning by this podcast. It renews my mind with leisurely learning.

mickmey ,

An infusion of calm

Every time I get a new episode, I wait till I can listen in a quiet, relaxing place. This podcast always rejuvenated my mind and soul. It reminds me of what is important, not just in school but also in life.

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