catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 4, num. 3 :: 2005.02.11 — 2005.02.24

As a place of relaxation and gathering, coffeeshops hold an unusual power to stimulate the imagination. This issue presents a collection of musings relating to or written in one of our greatest cultural institutions.



The scandal of the evangelical coffeehouse

On the significance of place in incubating an influential philosophy.


The gift of Lisabet

On loving and leaving the perfect coffeehouse.


Fair trade coffee is for the birds!

A basic, well-researched exploration of why fair trade coffee is important and what you can do to promote it in your community.

Denim sinner, coffeeshop Savior

How true love meets guilt and shame one fateful, folk-filled evening.


A cup half empty

A review of Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch.

What a Wonderful World

A coffeehouse in Sheboygan, Wisconsin serves locals with more than just delicious treats.

In case you missed it the first time

Church gallery challenges members

The current show at St. John's, a photography exhibit titled Images of Thailand, exemplifies the efforts of the church to affect culture by displaying the work of regional artists.

The abortion journals

An account of overcoming fear of "the other."

An e-mail address for the guy who took our photo at the place around the corner where we went for coffee

The merging of two cultures yields a lesson in experiencing community.

On the edge of the world

Indigenous farmers from Mexico offer opportunities to make the connection between righteousness and justice.

Weaving the web

Equal Exchange

A great resource for making individual purchases, as well as for involving faith communities in promoting fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate.


The Dialogical Coffeehouse

A group blog focused on ?the nuts and bolts of cultural renewal from a neo-Calvinist perspective.?


Eco-adventure to Chiapas

Want to know more about how fair trade helps indigenous coffee farmers? Consider taking a trip with Higher Grounds? Chris Treter to Chiapas, Mexico.


Coffeeshop lingo

A primer for those a little insecure about the use of java terminology.




Unsound rock

Will the walls of the CCM ghetto ever come tumbling down?

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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