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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.

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part III

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part III

February 23, 2021

On our third podcast of the series, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey talk to Rossi Summers. Summers is the Chief Operating Officer at the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and a current KDS parent. She describes her experience growing up as a black woman in East St. Louis and shares stories about how racism has impacted her family. She also focuses on the importance of having intentional conversations about race with others and the hope we have for the generation of kids that we are teaching and raising.

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part II

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part II

February 9, 2021

Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey have a conversation with Anthony Lucas, football coach at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lucas shares his story, talks about how God has used athletics in his life and gives some personal insight on race relations.

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part I

Un-Polarizing Polarizing Conversations Part I

February 2, 2021

We are kicking off a new series titled, “Un-polarizing Polarizing Conversation,” where Mr. Clement & Mrs. Massey sit down to talk with members of the black community who are friends of Kirk Day School.

The purpose of these conversations is to honor diverse Christian voices, offer listeners an opportunity to hear a worldview that may be different from their own and confront topics that can feel difficult to talk about.

This week, Mr. Clement chats with Kenneth Griffin, Principal at Yeatman Middle School in North St. Louis City, who shares his life story, highlighting specific challenges that arose throughout his life. From a difficult upbringing to a successful career, Griffin's life reveals some of the systematic problems the black community faces in St. Louis City. He then goes on to explain a few tangible actions he has taken to support members of the community surrounding Yeatman.

Ins & Outs of COVID at KDS

Ins & Outs of COVID at KDS

January 25, 2021

In our first podcast of 2021, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey sit down to discuss the school’s recent health days and what the COVID situation is like at KDS as well as things to look forward to this semester and where the podcast is headed.

Interview with Steve Hughes

Interview with Steve Hughes

December 15, 2020
Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey sit down with Steve Hughes, a former KDS parent and certified professional speaker. For the last 15 years, Steve has used his public speaking and writing abilities to encourage and challenge audiences all over the United States. During the podcast, Steve goes over a few ways we can embrace challenges and unexpected situations to glorify God. For more information about Steve and his programs, visit https://hityourstride.com/.
 
 
 
The Christmas Podcast

The Christmas Podcast

December 7, 2020

For most of us, this Christmas will look different from past years. In this week's podcast, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey focus on the Christmas season and talk about a few ways to still find joy and hope amidst the challenges and burdens we are experiencing.

 
COVIDOLOGY

COVIDOLOGY

November 17, 2020

This week, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey give an update on COVID-19’s impact at KDS. They review the protocols the staff and faculty are following and discuss how these precautions have continued to prevent transmission on campus. In addition, they discuss the recent restrictions and policy changes from St. Louis County as well as the state of Missouri.

 
Cultural Idols - Freedom & Happiness

Cultural Idols - Freedom & Happiness

November 10, 2020
This week, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey continue their conversation on the idols of our culture by discussing freedom and happiness. Both of these concepts can lead to us to idols of independence and autonomy. They talk about where we can see these idols in culture and discuss ways to help our students understand freedom and happiness through the lens of the Gospel. 
 
Cultural Idols - Identity

Cultural Idols - Identity

October 29, 2020

In this week’s podcast, Mr. Clement and Mrs. Massey begin a mini series on cultural idols ingrained in our culture. This conversation is based off of a talk given by Michael Keller, a pastor in New York City at Redeemer Lincoln Square where he shares about five cultural idols (identity, freedom, happiness, power and history) and how they interact with our identity as Christians.

Today, the focus is "identity" and the concept that, "you have to be true to yourself.” They give some examples from culture where you can see this and discuss potential side effects of this mentality on our mental and emotional health. Finally, they talk about our identity as Christians and the biblical framework for understanding who we are in Christ. 
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