catapult magazine

catapult magazine
A Job to Do

vol. 9, num. 7 :: 2010.04.02 — 2010.04.15

The resurrection of Jesus is good news, and it’s also a whistle sounding: get to work! Some Christian traditions emphasize “spiritual” duties like saving souls, while others earn their paychecks (or volunteer stipends) like the Kingdom depends on it. Is there a balance here? Where do these emphases come from and where do they lead?



The sound of a calling

A personal narrative of resistance and acceptance.


This is what we are about

What I learned from spending a week with student friends at Huss School.


The body, broken

A lament after a case of church burn-out.

Planting trees

An interview with Nicole Carlin about her family's work in Haiti.

Sisters with a job to do

The one who stays put reflects on two very different callings within the same family.

Life within death

On the difficulty of living into human purpose in the way of the resurrection.


In case you missed it the first time

Unforeseen effects

Working as a temp provides rest and opportunity to reflect on the nature of work.

Melinda Mae Missiology

Examining our role in “building” God’s Kingdom here on earth.

Be still and know

On the value of showing up for a time of silence.

Weaving the web

Do the Right Thing, Damn It

Scott McLemee interviews America’s leading theologian on laying bricks and taking the Lord’s name in vain.


Why Do We Need a Rule of Life?

Christine Sine write about N.T. Wright and the evolving Mustard Seed rule.





Reflecting on work in Haiti after the earthquake.


The Gospel According to David Lynch

A journey through an appropriately circuitous thought process on an elusive director.

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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