Club Philosophy

Clash is a Christian debate club for homeschool families. The nature of our exercise is competitive, but our competition is not aimed at pride or domination, but rather at the sharpening of our own and of each others’ skills (Proverbs 27:17). We learn to argue effectively to support and refute ideas, not persons. We strongly pursue excellence in debate, thereby becoming better speakers, researchers, and thinkers. In the end, our diligence in this is an offering to God (Colossians 3:23).

A major aspect of our philosophy is that new families keep the lifeblood of Clash fresh and perpetuate our pursuit for excellence. Your novice debater will learn from varsity debaters and in a few years your debater will be varsity coaching more new novice debaters! In a less formal way, novice parents will learn from varsity parents. However inexperienced parents may be with debate, you bring a unique and valuable perspective which we need and cherish. Varsity parents look forward to coaching you and learning from you.