catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 6 :: 2014.03.21 — 2014.04.03

Some have examined the life of Jesus and noticed the ways in which he offered belonging before belief.  What does it mean to belong to something -- or not to belong?  What institutions are doing belonging well?



Learning to belong

Considering what it means to feel at home as a child of traveling parents.

Daring to belong

A reflection on the community of Acts and accepting the invitation.


No one outside

Considering the complicated relationship between identity and belonging.


A different kind of mom

The quest to belong as a mother of special needs children.


Should the Church have requirements to belong?

The language of belonging

Encountering barriers on a much-anticipated trip to China.

Caught in the middle

Considering the differences between a mother’s and a father’s legacy of belonging.


In case you missed it the first time

Gone south

A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.

Suspicious skin

First hand experience with Alabama’s new immigration law.

Weaving the web

There is no such thing as half

Joanna Brooks on what comes out when a Mormon and a Jew raise a kid.


My name means “skillful”

Praveen Sethupathy on conversion, naming and identity.


Caught in the middle

Wendell Berry on how we've evolved into a culture of wishful thinking, "oversimplified and absolute, requiring no knowledge and no thought, no loss, no tragedy, no strenuous effort, no bewilderment, no hard choices."


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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