catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Things of Value

vol. 4, num. 8 :: 2005.04.22 — 2005.05.05

One person?s treasure is another person?s trash: this could be said of both an archive of old magazines in a cluttered living room or a commitment to God in a suffering world.? How do we determine the things, tangible and intangible, that have value to us?



Kitchen scraps and theology

How to worship God through composting.


On becoming a Diva for Jesus

Some words about conscious personal care for women, with a warning to those who faint at the thought of seeing The Vagina Monologues.


Judgment calls

What the world teaches us about the labels we place on ourselves.

A question before pitching

Though they take more work, there are many alternatives to sending something to the landfill.


Garbage or genius?

A discussion starter on the works of art that we value in spite of a general consensus of worthlessness.


In case you missed it the first time

I am the church, you are the church

Where does *cino stand in relationship to the universal church? Here's an exploration of what our organization is and is not.

Treasure in the trash

Agn's Varda's amazing film, The Gleaners and I, explores the subjectivity of value and beauty as she captures images of the forgotten, the hidden, and the abandoned.

Enough is enough

A new book by Arthur Simon challenges Christians to develop a response to rampant consumerism.

Taking a deep breath

Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.

Weaving the web

When waste is trendy

The consequences of consumerism represent a spiritual problem.


God?s politics: A better option

Jim Wallis outlines the basics of his argument for public life to be informed by genuine biblical values.


Quotes on recycling and landfills

Starting with Jesus, filled out with a generous dose of Wendell Berry?


Reduce, reuse and recycle

According to the EPA?s web page on dealing with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), ?Source reduction (including reuse) is the most preferred method, followed by recycling and composting, and, lastly, disposal in combustion facilities and landfills.? Find out m




Career anarchy

On discovering that the question isn?t really what you want to be when you grow up?

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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