On Theology

By Kolby Atchison, Secondary School Principal Our culture is hungry for truth, or so it claims. From news headlines to commencement addresses to talk show discussions, the concerned demand for truth seems to be as a strong as ever. And yet, at the same time, there seems to be a daunting amount of confusion over […]

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The Liberal Art of Grammar (pt. 2)

By the parking lot at Clapham School grows a morning glory. Each morning this fall I was welcomed to school by its indigo colored flowers. Each morning they opened toward the sun as if trumpeting praises to God. Then one day I substituted in Class Five and was asked to read this passage about the morning glory: “The [morning glory] had caught [a plant] in its hundred embraces and […]

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The Napoleonic Human Heart

by Kolby Atchison, Class Seven Teacher In Classes Seven and Eight, our history class has recently concluded our study of Napoleon and the First French Empire which lasted from 1804 to 1815. It is amazing to think that during these eleven years Napoleon was able not only to maintain his authority as emperor of France […]

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Creation and the Image of God: A Reflection on The Zeal of Thy House, by Dorothy L. Sayers

by Hannah Bramsen, Upper School Humanities Teacher and Middle School French Teacher Classes Nine and Ten just finished studying Dorothy L. Sayers’ play, The Zeal of Thy House, in Medieval Humanities Seminar. As we were reading, this question came up in our discussion: does God rely on us to accomplish his glory in the world? […]

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A Clapham Distinctive: The Art of Observation

by Christine Escareno, Directior of Instruction Lower School and Explorers I Teacher “You can be there, but not be there.  You can see, but not truly see.  You can hear, but not listen.  Be fully in the moment.”  These words challenged me as I listened to a recent class discussion. The power of observation, this […]

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Love and Sanctification

by Katie Klos, Class Five Teacher “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to […]

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The Pursuit of Wisdom

by Elise Redfield, Class Four Teacher “A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.” How often has this proverb from God’s Word been a reminder to me after I have failed to be the “wise son”? Too many times to count. The reminders come soon after the lapse […]

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Geography: Utilitarian or Imaginative?

by Elise Redfield, Class Four Teacher                 Geography can mean many different things to people. Much of what we feel and know of this subject is linked to our school experience. Rarely do adults have an indifferent attitude. It can sometimes have the connotation of boring memorization or perhaps be lost in the broader subject […]

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Cursive Handwriting

by Zach Ward, Middle/Upper School Science and Art Teacher   My relationship with cursive handwriting is one that is probably not uncommon to many, up to a point. It began when, in the upper half of primary school, I had to begin practicing my D’Nealian letter forms in order to prepare for the transition to […]

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Beautifully Create As You Were Created Beautifully

By Sara M. Smith, Music and Art Teacher In the beginning, God created… These are the first five words of the entire Bible. We are creative people because we have a creative God. In some respects, we were created to create. How do we know this? We know because it says in Genesis 1:26, “God […]

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