catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Imagining Imagination 2

vol. 12, num. 5 :: 2013.03.01 — 2013.03.14

Imagination enables us to transform our current reality and empowers the passion to question the status quo. Increasingly, however, it seems that we are living in a world that commodifies imagination. We look to figures like Steve Jobs and Walt Disney as idolized imaginers, yet forget those path-blazing dissenters who yearn for justice, beauty and hospitality in our very neighborhoods. This week's topic focuses on re-claiming imagination through our everyday actions.



Child’s play

On making room to kindle our childhood imaginations.



An imaginative profile of a complex character.


The garden of your mind

Giving space to respond to Mr. Rogers.

All in the mind’s eye

Raising kids to never imagine their limits.

Imagination: The negative space

What the negative space of imagination can bring to form.


In case you missed it the first time

The role of redemption in the creative process

A musician's perspective on how the recognition of failure leads to the realization of grace.

Is your church fantasy-friendly?

On the need to cultivate the fantasy-lives of believers in Spirit-filled churches.

Weaving the web

Tales of creativity and play

A talk by Tim Brown about the importance of creative risks and play time.


The pleasures of imagination

The pleasure that imagination brings and why it is our number one past time.




Imagination sequestration

Rifling through the headlines with imagination in mind.

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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