catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Wonder Years

vol. 5, num. 6 :: 2006.03.24 — 2006.04.07

Reflections on our memories from our teen years and the nature of being a teen-ager today.



The miracle and tragedy of the yellow duckling

Thoughts on growing up from one who is still engaged in the process.


Kissing and telling

On what our own teen experiences can teach us about being adults in the lives of teen-agers.


Donut theology

Lessons about the first Parent of us all learned in the pastry shop.

Himalayan idyll

A meditation on the serious business of being a child.

Let your child be?

What's the best way to raise children with genuine self-esteem?

The other side of the bridge, or ?2 Good 2 Be 4 Gotten?

A high school reunion inspires reflection about change and growing up.


A landscape of stark beauty

A review of the music of Sigur R?s.


In case you missed it the first time

Coolness kills community

A timeless craze threatens to isolate teen-agers from other people and from God.

<I>School of Rock</I> replaces irony with enthusiasm

A review of Jack Black's film School of Rock.


The 9-year-old Empire Records provides something worth emulating.

Parenting without perfection

A review of David John Seel?s Parenting without Perfection: Being a Kingdom Influence in a Toxic World.

Weaving the web

Youth culture and growing up

Mardi Keyes looks at popular perceptions and misperceptions of youth compared to experience and biblical wisdom.


Commodified Kids

An article by Paul Robertson uses Alissa Quart's Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teen-Agers as a jumping-off point for looking at teens and marketing.


Understanding your teenager's doubt

Jerram Barrs explores positive adult responses to the period of important faith questions in a teenager's life.




Accountability ahead

The journey to conform to Christ takes a right turn in a small group setting.

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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