COMMENTARY

Clapham Institute Blog

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Out Of Business?

Lenin said “there are decades in which nothing happens, and there are weeks in which decades happen.” The last few weeks tell many leaders that the business they were in no longer exists.

Drinking Everything In

You’d assume that in going further up, everything below would get smaller and smaller. Not so.

What’s At Stake

In The Matrix, Morpheus asks Neo: What is real? When we go further up and further in, we see what’s “real” is the central issue in our post-Christian world.

Unlearning

Mark Twain said “education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” Unlearning is one of the main reasons why we must go further up and further in.

Acts 2094

Now that we’ve hit Pause, here are three ways to make the most of social distancing.

Going Further In

Every year millions of Americans drink green beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I get why green—Ireland, the Emerald Isle. But why beer? And how is beer connected to a missionary like Patrick? The answer lies in Christianity’s often forgotten past.

The Right Metaphor

Iain McGilchrist says Western Christianity is undermining itself. C. S. Lewis said something similar. Both cite the same reason. We’re starting with the wrong metaphor.

Scales Falling From Our Eyes

When Ransom went to Mars, the scales fell off his eyes. Dante had a similar experience in going to the third heaven. So did the Apostle Paul. Lucifer didn’t, however.

Splinter in Your Mind

A friend recently told me he’s not sure anymore why he goes to church. It pains him to admit that. I see that as a good thing. The right pain point can change everything.

The First Frontier

Want to make the world a better place? Brad King says space travel is the way to go. Visit Mars. But he forgets that others have already taken this trip.