In this episode of our "wisdom" season, we're discussing Bible lessons with Crystin Morris from Delightfully Feasting.
“Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child,—the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,—the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making." Charlotte Mason, Philosophy of Education
1:15- Crystin, please introduce yourself!
3:50 We're loosely talking about wisdom as a guide for our season, but this episode is probably the most important episode- maybe ever! What should Charlotte Mason Bible lessons look like?
4:27- Mason was adamant that mothers should trust the power of scripture, to keep Bible lessons free of bells and whistles. Our tendency is to look for a curriculum for everything.
In Charlotte Mason's schools, they read both the New Testament and Old Testament and built a strong foundation in the Bible during the elementary years.
6:35 "The interpreter is too much with us..." Ourselves
We want the perfect step-by-step ABC thing to lead our children to Christ, but nothing compares to reading the Bible.
7:58- It's natural, and it progresses in a natural way.
8:15- God's word is alive.
9:20- How does this approach to Bible lessons help our children develop wisdom?
12:35- What does your Bible time look like? Four days a week doesn't seem like enough Bible lessons but that's what we're working with.
13:30- The most important thing is to know that we're reading the narrative Old Testament and the life of Christ every year and that we're moving forward.
15:00- Charlotte Mason was assuming that there would be more going on (with Bible lessons) than what was going on at school).
16:36- How can a mother lead her children in wisdom?
16:55- More wisdom equals more trust in God.
19:45- The temptation to moralize.
22:00- Children might get the wrong idea of sanctification.
24:40- 1 Corinthians 3:11
26:53- There is no junior version of the Holy Spirit.
28:05- Hopefully this way of educating our children will set them up better for developing wisdom over time. Developmental appropriateness.