catapult magazine

catapult magazine
You Will Be Called Sons & Daughters

vol. 4, num. 9 :: 2005.05.06 — 2005.05.19

Jesus? use of familial terms to describe people who have deeper connections to him than blood illustrate the broad implications of ?family.?? An exploration of adoption and parenting as redemptive acts.



Choosing and being chosen

Grace transforms the bad news of emptiness into a life-changing mystery.

My son, Jacob

A birthmother tells her story of sacrifice.

Twice adopted

On negotiating a scarred family past to discover true identity.


All we like sheep

Our attempts at self-preservation deny a larger reality.


Late night thoughts on what being a parent teaches about being God

A parent of two following The One Rule learns a bit about the nature of the Parent of us all.

Death and birth

Reflections on becoming a parent.

New life in adoption

On traveling to China to adopt a daughter.


Parenting without perfection

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


In case you missed it the first time

Growing family

An Advent reflection on adopting and being adopted.

Building a family

A family tree bears more than just skilled contractors.

Weaving the web

Children of God

A rich meditation from Paul on becoming joint heirs with Christ.


Rx: Ritalin or relationship?

Charlene O?Neill writes on why she stopped drugging her hyperactive child.


Adoption booklist

Recommended reading on adoption for birthparents, adoptive parents, adopted children and, in fact, everyone.




Reality servanthood

Is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition philanthropic?or pornographic?

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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