catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Be Afraid

vol. 4, num. 5 :: 2005.03.11 — 2005.03.24

Some would say we live in a unique time of terrorism. Others would say the same old sins are just taking different forms. How can we approach our fears with wisdom and trust? What distinguishes healthy fear from destructive fear?



Claiming our history in Lent

Is fear of militant Islam related to a fear of our own collective Christian past?


The great unknown

On having the courage to choose our own adventures.


Deep horror, deep hope

Part one in a series of two articles on finding our way through modern horror film.

Do not be afraid

What does it mean to have no fear in the flock of the Shepherd?


Down a dead-end road

A review of Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs.


In case you missed it the first time

Serial snipers and taco targets

In this particular season of ghost stories and haunted houses, the maze of fear is difficult to navigate.

Now what?

Regardless of your perspective on the controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore?s Bowling for Columbine leaves important questions unanswered.

Late-night thoughts on what it means to fear God

An unfashionable concept deserves a fresh look.

Weaving the web

Terrorism is not the enemy

Stephen Monsma writes about the abstraction of a war on terror.


The politics of fear

Julie Polter explores the use of fear as a tool for political manipulation.


Fear itself

An exploration of fear in scripture and in our own lives.




Whom shall I fear?

On the difference between being afraid and having fear.


Together we slouch

A sermon for the choir on transforming cynicism.

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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