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.
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?If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.
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. Remember to rate and review this show wherever you listen to podcasts.
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.If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
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.And if you like the episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.
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. And if you like this episode be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
Finding Scholé without Seeking It
In this episode, Dr. Perrin talks with two colleagues,Jolie Hodge and Jesse Hake, about the ways that have experiencedscholéin their own lives and how they have been able to bring it to their own students.They share their own childhood experiences of scholé through engagement with nature, architecture, reading, and prayer.If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts!
Scholé in the Scriptural Tradition
In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin contemplates the various ways that scholéshows up in scripture, such as in Genesis, Hebrews, Job, and other passages. He contemplates the nature of resting in Christ, the relationship between rest and repentance, the concept of Shalom, and much more. If you like this podcast, be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts!
Scholé in the Ecclesial/Church Tradition
In this episode Dr. Perrin considers the way that scholé was absorbed and transformed by the Christian church. He considers the way four major church fathers treatedscholé: Augustine, Gregory, Basil, and Aquinas.Scholéto the Greeks may have been a supreme human activity but its nature is transformed in light of the incarnation of Christ.If you like this episode, please be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts!