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Clapham Blog

Long-Term Family Vacation Planning: Making Memories with Intention

Last year, with our oldest turning eight and our youngest out of diapers, we realized that we were entering the golden era of family vacations. We had, at most, a ten-year window in which to accomplish whatever travel priorities we had as a...

Cozy Connection during Covid: How to Grow Together during Quarantine

So here we are a year into a global pandemic. On one hand we feel like congratulating ourselves on all the adjustments we've made: hygiene OCD, mask wearing, staying home, NOT doing all the things. And this year that probably means not doing...

Why We Watch Films, Part 4: Transformation

What is the meaning of transformation? Simply put, it means to be transformed, to challenge one's own understandings/self-understanding/perspectives/dispositions /character, and thus, to mature.

We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a...

Why Do We Watch Films, Part 1: Discussion

During our first COVID-19 summer, most of us found ourselves stuck at home, and understandably spending way too much time watching television. Dan Brendsel shares some interesting observations on why we watch movies.  Stay tuned for a six-part...

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

In the 2013 film About Time (recommended for parents only), Domhnall Gleeson's character finds himself on the verge of losing his unusual ability to travel back to earlier moments in life. As a last hurrah, though, he makes a rather surprising...

Student Harnessing Entrepreneurial Skills For The Benefit of Others

Before Chris and I had children of our own, we chose to sponsor two children through Compassion International. Habtamu is now 21, and Jose is 12, and it has been a joy for Ellie and Weston to write letters to them, share about life, encourage...

Chapel 5/19/20 - Messengers of God to the Whole World 5

Join us for chapel this morning, led by Jason Barney, Academic Dean, for the fifth and final message in the series "Messengers of God to the Whole World." 

Chapel 5/12/20 - Messengers of God to the Whole World 4

Join us for chapel this morning, led by Jason Barney, Academic Dean, for the fourth message in the series "Messengers of God to the Whole World."