catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Resurrection Education II

vol. 10, num. 9 :: 2011.05.06 — 2011.05.19

Schools, Christian and otherwise, have taken on a certain status quo form in much of the world, but many are choosing to forego the standard route for all kinds of reasons. If the resurrection story has the power to shape everything we do, how does it shape the education of ourselves and our children? Reflections on college education.



The Saxifrage School

A vision for redesigning college as education for whole people.


Reframing brain drain

Broadening the scope of "higher" education to value folkways.


To enroll or not to enroll

Ramblings about paying for college from a broke(n) prospective student.

College the second time around

Reflecting on a return to school at 28 years old.

A borrowed dream: deferred

A college professor recalls the complicated family legacy of women and education.

In case you missed it the first time

Thorough converts

American Protestant universities are currently faced with the challenge of defining an approach to culture that fears neither questions nor answers. In this sense, what does an effective institution look like?

A waste of time?

I thought liberal arts classes would be boring, until I started finding God in every one of them.

Failure and hope

On the challenge of assigning students a grade and the qualities of ?failure.?

Weaving the web

Education beyond commodification

A 2007 commencement address by Wendell Berry.


Practicing a Way of Life in and for the World

Dorothy Bass and Susan Briehl encourage emerging adults to reflect on a set of practices that gives substance and shape to a way of life as a whole, such as community, care for creation, peacemaking and prayer.


A call to reinvent liberal arts education

Bennington College president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education.  What do you think?


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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