catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 6, num. 20 :: 2007.11.02 — 2007.11.16

Whether we name it or not, our actions fundamentally emerge from a worldview, a way of understanding who we are and what our responsibility is in the world.  The values that compose a worldview can come from many sources, can be absorbed intentionally or unintentionally, can lead to service or destruction.



Heaven’s gated communities

How did contemporary evangelicalism catch such a dreadful disease?


Aargh, are ye me matey?

Certain manners of conviction can leave us feeling like outcasts in the empire.


To tell the story

An interview with Brenda Truelson Fox, director of the film Conviction.

Losing my convictions

How letting go can turn into holding on in a better way.

Interrupting God

Two conversions become reflected in two different lexicons and perceptions of language.

A decameron of sneaky honesties

A tour of some of the author’s formative memories in search of the pattern of convictions.

Lies and the impeccable word

What the parable of the rich man and Lazarus can teach us about discerning lies.


A dream within a dream

On cinema conviction and Ang Lee’s Lust Caution.

Drowning in culture

A review of Deepa Mehta’s Water.

Grant’s recommendations 11.2.07

A little Julie Lee, some Beginning to Pray, and a good dose of Transformers.


In case you missed it the first time

Regarding judgment

Are we necessarily caught between conviction and relativism?

The fellowship of the guilty

?By one man sin entered the world, and death by sin and so death passed upon all men.?

Coming down now

Learning to live together in a house built on a foundation of public promises.

Weaving the web

The Courage of Conviction

Jim Wallis interviews Senator Mark Hatfield upon his retirement in 1996.


What Fundamentalists Need for their Salvation

David James Duncan lays down the ideological gauntlet “in defense of truth, stewardship and neighborly love.”


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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