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The official podcast of The Academy of Classical Christian Studies, located in Oklahoma City, OK.

The Academy Podcast The Academy of Classical Christian Studies

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The official podcast of The Academy of Classical Christian Studies, located in Oklahoma City, OK.

    Senior Capstone 2022 | "From Mystic Rituals to Christian Liturgy: A History of Ascent, its Influence on Dante's Paradise and our own Lives."

    Senior Capstone 2022 | "From Mystic Rituals to Christian Liturgy: A History of Ascent, its Influence on Dante's Paradise and our own Lives."

    "From Mystic Rituals to Christian Liturgy: A History of Ascent, its Influence on Dante's Paradise and our own Lives."

    Our common Christian goal is unity with God. This is also the goal of ascent. This project argues that Boethius’ The Consolation of Philosophy and Bonaventure’s Journey of the Mind into God prominently influence Dante’s articulation of ascent in his poem Paradise. Furthermore, as Christians, we ought to observe Dante’s spiritual ascension and strive to ascend as well. The project seeks to demonstrate that Dante was indeed influenced by Boethius and Bonaventure, and, somewhat consequently, Dante’s ascent reflects our own Christian pilgrimage. 

    • 13 min
    Senior Capstone 2022 | "'Attending to the Otherness of the Other': How Study Abroad Experiences Can Lead to a Deeper Love for our Neighbors."

    Senior Capstone 2022 | "'Attending to the Otherness of the Other': How Study Abroad Experiences Can Lead to a Deeper Love for our Neighbors."

    "'Attending to the Otherness of the Other': How Study Abroad Experiences Can Lead to a Deeper Love for our Neighbors."

    Our graduates graciously love their neighbor, especially the most broken and marginalized. Studying abroad is a popular idea for many reasons, some of them quite superficial. This project argues that we can broaden our global understanding through travel and immersive experiences. These experiences include, but are not limited to, study abroad. The project also explores how to best study cultures different from our own. It connects these suggestions with an emphasis on Christian hospitality and humility ,especially toward neighbors in other cultures. Ultimately, we can love our cultural neighbors by engaging with and learning from them. 

    • 13 min
    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Blurring the Lines: Reality, The Road , and the Importance of Fictional Storytelling.”

    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Blurring the Lines: Reality, The Road , and the Importance of Fictional Storytelling.”

    “Blurring the Lines: Reality, The Road, and the Importance of Fictional Storytelling.”

    In a world steeped in modernist ideals and practicality, fictional storytelling is often undervalued or regarded with suspicion, a medium of little importance. Though fiction can seem endlessly confounding, the argument is whether the formational truths of fiction matter to us today. This project explores the place of fiction in our pursuit of reality and virtue through an examination of fiction’s origins in human imagination and impact on the self. Finally, the project examines an example offiction-at-work, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

    • 13 min
    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Legalism and Relationships: Man, World, and God.”

    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Legalism and Relationships: Man, World, and God.”

    “Legalism and Relationships: Man, World, and God.” 
    Legalism is a pervasive problem in American Churches. This project uses a Kuyperian analysis to argue that, though doubtless also a theological error, legalism is a problem with significant personal and relational consequences. Adequately understanding the sbad effects of legalism is a first step toward its rejection. 

    • 13 min
    Senior Capstone 2022 | “The Pressures of Being a Person: How Nutrition, Athletics and Mental Health Connect.”

    Senior Capstone 2022 | “The Pressures of Being a Person: How Nutrition, Athletics and Mental Health Connect.”

    “The Pressures of Being a Person: How Nutrition, Athletics and Mental Health Connect.”

    Athletes are universally admired and upheld. At the same time, athletes are derided for both their moral and their athletics failures. This project attempts to present athletes as whole people through exploring the science of nutrition and its connection to the mental health needed both by athletes and others. Proper nutrition, causally connected to mental health, is essential for a full, competitive athletic career and life. 

    • 11 min
    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Fun in Education- Its Effects on Learning, Retention, and School Performance.”

    Senior Capstone 2022 | “Fun in Education- Its Effects on Learning, Retention, and School Performance.”

    “Fun in Education- Its Effects on Learning, Retention, and School Performance.”

    Throughout our early years at school, it is common for teachers to incorporate fun activities into the classroom to help students learn better. But how might education change if a focus on fun remained in the classrooms of older students? This paper explores the benefits fun has on education, such as supporting retention of the material taught, giving students a love of learning, and managing students’ stress levels. 

    • 14 min

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The return of a legend

Finally, arguably the greatest podcast ever has returned, and is now on a new roll!

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Student here. Love it.

Lexie Willis ,

Good podcast

I am a former student of the Academy.I know my parents have had questions before about what me and my siblings were learning . Now hearing some of the responses,I understand more of the goals that the school had for teaching students.

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