catapult magazine

catapult magazine


Science & Technology


Trees play an important role in many of our most formative human tales, whether personal or communal, literal or symbolic, and they stand silently bearing witness to our present lives.  Where has your story intersected with a tree in a meaningful way?


From the latest trend in crafting to the great cathedrals, from hobbies to professional skills—making things with our hands from the stuff of earth is an impulse we humans can’t ignore.  Stories of learning to appreciate our own handiwork and that of others.

Call That Profit

Terms like “investment” and “profit” conjure notions of coins or bills or figures preceded by dollar signs, and yet humans cannot live on hard cash alone. The Mad Farmer (a.k.a. Wendell Berry) writes, “Say that the leaves are harvested when they have rotted into the mold. Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.” What are the benefits of the non-monetary ways we share profits, raise capital and make exchange for goods and services?

Approaching the AIDS emergency

The DATA organization is calling for a world community effort to help solve the devastating problems of African countries.


Pro-life focus too narrow

Attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., as a chaperone raised more questions than it answered about the traditional Pro-Life movement.

Internet 2003

A look at where we spend our time in the so-called virtual world.


Faith and science

How do we reconcile the debate between two visions of life?

Creation and Christianity

A review of The Reenchantment of Nature: The Denial of Religion and the Ecological Crisis by Alister McGrath.


Shrinking world

How globalization both strengthens and discourages community.

The Desolate Magnolia

Short film juxtaposes images of destruction and handmade creation.


A common thread

On the beauty of choosing the "by hand" way, while honoring the divine purposes of all human activity.

Confessions of a techno-literary Luddite

The question of whether Google is making us "stoopid" may only begin to assess what we stand to lose.


Technology as the mediator of experience

A reflection on the purposes of hands and how technology can both enhance and hinder those purposes.