catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Now What?

vol. 5, num. 11 :: 2006.06.02 — 2006.06.16

Most major transitions are encountered in the course of normal life cycles: graduation, marriage, childbirth. Others are more unusual and unexpected. How do we decide when it's time to change courses and where to go next?



A road map, in retrospect

A reflection on the questions and people that led a math and physics major to seminary.


Our name Joe

How can the Church's response heal those coming out of crisis situations?


On packing boxes and planting roots

Yet another move prompts consideration of the pros and cons of leaving.

What's next?

Life after college generates questions about a vision.

Dragging my heels

Another transition prompts reflection on the fleeting experience of good things.


Turning again

A double review of The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong and You Can Go Home Again by Gene Logsdon.


In case you missed it the first time

The hard parts

On the suffering that penetrates even the colorfully-decorated walls of a kindergarten classroom.

The old college try

Graduating from college and entering "the real world" can shake up an individual's lifestyle and values. Here's some balanced advice on surviving and thriving in transition.

The anti-princess diaries

On the pressures of orchestrating "the most important day of your life."

Weaving the web

Building global justice

The 2004 commencement address at Stanford from Jim Wallis.


It's you I like

A commencement address from Fred Rogers, given in 2002 at Dartmouth College.


B+ is just fine

A commencement address given at University High School by Anne Lamott.




Shifting my weight

An evangelical expatriate considers what led to her most recent major life change.

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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