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Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

November 15, 2021

Abby Karsten joins the podcast this week to continue the series, “Big Questions, Little People.” Abby is a mother of two KDS students and the Director of Women’s Ministry at Kirk of the Hills Church.

Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey talk with Abby about why Christians pray, how to talk to children about prayer and what prayer with kids looks like in each of their households. Wrapping up, they share some books on prayer to use as resources for ourselves and our kids.

The October Blues

The October Blues

October 28, 2021

It's that time of year again when the days are getting colder and shorter... And you’re discovering that your kids seem more tired and less motivated. Along with the lovely parts of fall, another not-so-lovely phenomenon might be hitting your family: The October Blues.

In this podcast, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey talk about the October Blues — a period when many of us notice a change in mood of not only our child but also ourselves. They share some reasons for this change and offer a few practical steps to address the October Blues and teach our children to lean on the Lord when feeling down.

Why Does Sin Exist?

Why Does Sin Exist?

October 12, 2021

Our series, "Big Questions, Little People" continues this week with a conversation between Mr. Clement, Mrs. Massey and Mr. David Ottolini. David is both a KDS alumnus and parent of two current students at our school. He is also the Director of Student Life at Westminster Christian Academy. Together, they explore the question: “If God is good, why is there still sin in the world?”

What Is The Bible About?

What Is The Bible About?

September 21, 2021

Chad Townsley, Pastor of Community Life at Kirk of the Hills and father of three students at Kirk Day School, sits down with Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey to kick off the start of a new series: "Big Questions, Little People." 

Recently, the entire KDS faculty attended a Biblical Integration Training that focused on questions like, "What is a Covenant?" "What is Covenant Theology?" and "What Does it Mean to be Reformed?" These are big questions that we grapple with as Christian adults. However, we are not the only ones with theological questions. Our kids have them too.

The purpose of this series is to bring up some of these big questions our kids have and to offer suggestions on how to respond to them. This week, the discussion revolves around the question: "What is the Bible about?"
A New Year

A New Year

September 7, 2021

On the first podcast of the school year, Mr. Clement & Mrs. Massey talk about what's been happening lately at KDS and what to expect as we start the new semester.

End-Of-Year Reflections

End-Of-Year Reflections

June 8, 2021

Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey reflect on the highs and lows of the 2020-2021 school year, discussing the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as some unexpected triumphs and blessings. They conclude with a sneak peak of what they believe next year will look like for the Kirk Day School community.

Gender & Sexuality

Gender & Sexuality

May 4, 2021

In this week’s podcast, Mr. Clement interviews Dr. Dan Doriani on the Biblical view of marriage, gender, and sexuality. With a strong cultural focus on these issues, Kirk Day School has formed a statement in alignment with the Presbyterian Church in America and Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church. Mr. Clement and Dr. Doriani discuss the differing views on these topics within the Christian community, while holding strong to doctrinal truths and understanding the sensitive nature of these conversations. 

Kirk Day School is a ministry of the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, in the Presbyterian Church of America, and all views are subject to denominational oversight.

Dan Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School) is vice president at large and professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored a number of books, including Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation. He and his wife, Debbie, have two grandchildren who currently attend KDS.

Interview with Chad Townsley

Interview with Chad Townsley

April 19, 2021

Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey sit down with the new Pastor of Community Life at the Kirk of the Hills church, Chad Townsley. Chad, a father of three KDS students, talks about how his family ended up in St. Louis and his hope to encourage and bring together the community not only at the church, but at Kirk Day School too.  

 

Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

March 23, 2021

Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey discuss “cancel culture." While this is a phrase we hear often in today’s world, knowing how to respond as Christians can be complicated. They explore the intricacies of what it means to be “cancelled” and look at what scripture says about this.

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part IIII

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part IIII

March 8, 2021

On this week's podcast, Mrs. Massey and Mr. Clement interview Chris Pitts, the Kirk Day School Athletic Director. Pitts talks about his childhood from growing up in New York City to attending KDS in St. Louis. The group also discusses race relations and how to build a better future for our students.

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