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Missions, Movies, and Lifeschooling (Part 1) – David Cook

Missions, Movies, and Lifeschooling - David CookOn this episode of Life as a Lifeschooler, Danielle talks to David Cook, a former MK who was homeschooled and now works on many of the Christian film sets.

David grew up on the mission field in Spain. A homeschool graduate, in 2001 he started working in media, both radio and television in Spain. In 2009 God placed it on his heart to get involved with feature filmmaking. Moving back to the United States, David started working with Advent Film Group to start the learning process and get hands on experience on film sets. Since that point, David has worked on 18 feature films in various capacities, including The Screenwriters, Polycarp, Princess Cut, Beyond the Mask, Badge of Faith, War Room, Like Arrows, and most recently the upcoming films Overcomer and Once Upon a Time in Mongolia.  David also helps with the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival in Franklin, TN, where he enjoys sharing with others what he has learned and encouraging them to follow what God has placed on their hearts to do.

Here are the some of the questions I ask David on this first part of the interview:

Tell us about what your homeschooling situation looked like.

The definition of lifeschooling is “the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents primarily through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.” Is there a part of that definition that particularly speaks to you in light of how your family homeschooled?

How did homeschooling strengthen your relationships with your siblings? I know you now work with your siblings on set quite often. Tell us about that.

How did your parents fit homeschooling with mission work and all the responsibilities that came with that?

Were there any particularly rough patches with homeschooling and how did your family navigate through that time?

And that’s Life as a Lifeschooler! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Hope you’ll join us next time!

Missions, Movies, and Lifeschooling (Part 1) – David Cook

On this episode of Life as a Lifeschooler, Danielle talks to David Cook, a former MK who was homeschooled and now works on many of the Christian movie sets.

Talking About the Movies – MBFLP 191

This episode, we open up about several of the big releases in the theaters right now – and share some principles we use for evaluating entertainment through a Biblical lens for our family! Join us as we look at Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, The Greatest Showman, and The Last Jedi, with a different approach for thumbs-up or -down.

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HSHSP Ep 47: Using Movies as Curriculum

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 47: Using Movies as CurriculumHSHSP Ep 47: Using Movies as Curriculum

Is it a requirement that highschool curriculum be boring? That’s what some teens feel.

How about adding a little inspirational fun to your homeschool highschool curriculum?

Join Sabrina for an interview with her homeschool-graduate son, Sam. Sam studied filmmaking in college (and highschool).

They have a lively conversation about making movies part of the homeschool curriculum to:

-add interest

-increase critical thinking

-enrich literature study

Have fun with Movies as Curriculum! (Photo: Sam White, filmmaker)

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MBFLP – Movies, Media, and Teaching Some Discernment

MBFLP - Movies, Media, and Teaching Discernment

School’s out and the summer movies are releasing! The music and the special effects are amazing, the story lines are gripping — but where are they heading? How can you find the true message woven into the cinema experience? Do your kids know what to look for? This episode, we’ll talk about how we teach our young people to watch and listen with discernment, whether it’s a three-movie epic or a 30-second commercial. We’ll talk about some of our favorite movies, and we’ll share some of the lively discussion we actually have in our family over the popcorn. Plus we have a special limited-time offer to share with our listeners … so join us!

MBFLP – Discernment and the Summer Movies

MBFLP - Discernment and the Summer Movies

 

It’s the summer movie season and lots of our kids are lining up at the Multiplex for one opening night after another. How do you choose appropriate movies for your family, or give reasonable guidance to your youngsters, or is there a framework for a Christian to really engage the cinema at all? Join us for a crash course in how we grapple with the silver screen!