catapult magazine

catapult magazine




In some parts of the U.S., Mother’s Day is used as a marker for the last frost and then it’s safe to put plants in the ground outdoors, but gardening is much more than just putting a plant in the soil, both before and after the last frost date.  On the lessons we learn from growing things.


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?


Privacy has become more and more of a public conversation with the creeping influence of technology in our lives, but it has always been an issue that communities have had to negotiate.  On how we approach privacy, from digital to analog.

Learning to live on both sides of the river

In The Other Side of the River, Alex Kotlowitz recounts a story that displays the complexities of racial segregation in America today.


Interview with Jim Skillen

Exclusive interview with Jim Skillen regarding issues of church and state.

Radical vision made real

A suburban Chicago church is following a difficult but rewarding path in an effort to bridge racial gaps, give away more money, and conform to the biblical model for church.


Black and white make gray

In the middle of such complex issues as war and capital punishment, we need to keep in mind our ultimate allegiance to the God of love and life.

Waiting for Madison

Attending the January 11 homecoming party for recently pardoned Death Row inmates was a practical lesson in the value of fighting against corrupt, life-taking systems.