(The interview begins @ 2:00:56)
Why is classical Christian education so effective?
Kerby Anderson, the host of Point of View Radio, interviews David Goodwin and Jody Capehart to talk about the effect of classical Christian schools on young people’s faith (scroll down to read bios).
Some of the questions answered in this interview are:
- What is classical Christian Education?
- What is The Trivium?
- What is so distinctive about a classical Christian school, that it has such a profound effect on its students?
- What are the grammar school, logic school, and rhetoric school phases?
- How does it play out practically in the life of the students?
- Is classical Christian education only suited for the high achieving student or is it for students who struggle academically?
- Why are The Arts important in classical Christian education?
- What is ACCS?
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Kerby Anderson is the President of Probe Ministries and host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado.
He is the author of twenty books including Christian Ethics in Plain Language, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality, A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design, A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare, Making the Most of Your Money in Tough Times, Christians and Government, Christians and Economics, Technology and Social Trends, Understanding Islam and Terrorism and Arts, Media, and Culture. He is also the editor of many books including: Marriage, Family, & Sexuality and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends.
He is the host of the two-hour daily “Point of View” radio talk show (over 300 radio stations) and contributor to the daily Probe radio program (600 radio stations). He has appeared or numerous radio and TV talk shows including the “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,” “Focus on the Family,” “Fire Away,” and “The 700 Club.”
David Goodwin was appointed president of the ACCS in 2015 after serving as a board member from 2010- 2014. Previously, he worked as headmaster of The Ambrose School, a classical Christian institution in Boise, Idaho, for 11 years Prior to joining the field of classical Christian education, Goodwin worked in marketing and new business development for a large computer products manufacturer for 13 years. He holds an MBA and BIS from Boise State University. He and his wife Stormy work together on many ACCS projects and are avid members of All Saints Presbyterian Church in Boise. They have three children who attend The Ambrose School.
Jody Capehart is an educator, author, and speaker with 48 years’ experience. She speaks for conferences, MOPS, PTA, Women’s Ministries, schools, and churches. She is the author or co-author of 17 books and video training series including Cherishing and Challenging Your Children, Becoming a Treasured Teacher, Teaching with Heart, Once Upon a Time, Christian Charm Course, Touching Hearts and Changing Lives, The Discipline Guide, Discipline by Design, Discipline to the Design of Your Child; and she co-authored You and Your ADD Child and Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum with the late Dr. Paul Warren.
Jody helped found schools in the Dallas area including Grace Academy of Dallas in 1974, Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, and Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco and served as Head of School. She also served as minister to children at Grace Bible Church and taught graduate level courses for Dallas Baptist University.
Jody is married to Paul Capehart who retired from 44 years with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and currently teaches at Baylor University in Waco. They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Jody’s heart is for her family. They are members of Stonebriar Community Church. Her interests include spending time with her family, reading, gardening, music, cooking, and swimming.