catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Fast Food Nation

vol. 11, num. 13 :: 2012.06.22 — 2012.07.05

Many people and cultures throughout history have demonstrated willingness to privilege efficiency over other values like compassion, curiosity, beauty and stewardship. In what areas of our lives today is the “fast food” mentality most prevalent? What could convince us to slow down and savor the moment?



Fast food and forgetfulness

Can our eating habits really induce us to forget God?

In defense of fast food

A call away from snobbery and gluttony toward the ultimate feast.


A side of patience

Practicing community development on an eternal timeline.


Into the silence

A pastor reckons with a retreat averted.

For everything there is a season

On discerning when to practice efficiency and inefficiency.

Super Size my sanctification, please

Sometimes, life is like a shamrock shake.

Permission to slow down

On the consequences of perpetual busyness.

Planting patience

On planting dinner.

Fast food notion

Confessions of a chronic fast eater.

A Michigan Saturday is good for the soul

Remembering a day full of grace after a busy week.

Fast food fast track

Why going to college shouldn’t be like eating at McDonald’s.


In case you missed it the first time

Seeking boredom

What happens when a child-like boredom meets adult busyness.

How are you?

On cultivating a new attitude toward the busier-than-thou game.

Weaving the web

24 hours at the Golden Apple

An episode on what there is to be seen over the course of a full day in one place.


Better off: When things of the spirit come first

Christina Crook writes about the goodness of slowing 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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