catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 3, num. 21 :: 2004.12.17 — 2004.12.30

Tis the season to do what we?ve done a dozen times before. How can our traditions reinforce a deeper meaning?



Christmas interruptus

A meditation on observing (and not observing) holiday traditions.


The naming

*cino?s (and my own) identity crisis in the public profession of theology.


German Sweet Chocolate Cake

The story and the recipe.

Lightning strikes up

A treatise on trees for the season when trees take the place of honor in our homes.


The Blind Boys' joyful telling

A review of Go Tell it on the Mountain by The Blind Boys of Alabama.


In case you missed it the first time

A foot in both camps

Some personal observations from a Lutheran adopted by a pretty cool bunch of Reformed folk.

St. Gregory's Abbey and Benedictine monasticism

An exploration of monastic values and practices and how the monastic life can inform the lives of those outside of the monastery.

Weaving the web

A community that endures

Orthodox Christianity is rooted in eternity, a balm for today.


Christmas traditions that work for you

A study guide for creating and maintaining appropriate, meaningful holiday traditions.




All I ever get for Christmas is blue

What to do when sugary musak just doesn?t cut it.

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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