catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Saturday Morning Cartoons

vol. 1, num. 2 :: 2002.09.27 — 2002.10.10

Jesus welcomed little children, noting that unless we emulate them, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven. What did He mean by saying this and what are the influences on and character of today's children?



From Smurfs to Sponge Bob

The author interviews a local mediaphile in order to better understand how cartoons have changed over the last twenty years, what we should look for in good cartoons, and how cartoons affect viewers.


Tuning in without tuning out

How does the agricultural commentary of Jesus apply to our relationship with modern technology?


Sock feathers

A child's approach to language can remind us to leave our pride behind when we seek the kingdom.

He-Man: a model for Christian living

Is it ridiculous to think we can learn a serious spiritual lesson from a fictional character?

Potholes on Sesame Street

The problems with the popular television show and with the medium of television in general outweigh the potential educational value.


Of mice and men

Author/illustrator's clever books are worth a stop in children's literature section of the bookstore.

Seduced by Destroyer

In Streethawk: A Seduction, Destroyer (led by Dan Bejar) has produced a work of vocal, musical, and lyrical genius.

Life's like an onion

As an animated film, Shrek defies the norms set by sweet and predictable Disney films.



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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