catapult magazine

catapult magazine
A Toast...

vol. 5, num. 24 :: 2006.12.29 — 2007.01.12

While some faith traditions actively condemn alcohol, others embrace it as part of common cultural experiences.  Wine or grape juice?  How much is too much?  What are the creational norms for alcohol and its consumption?



If life gives you gooseberries...

An interview with Jeffrey Keefer about his first season of winemaking and the personal history that led up to it.


Holy drinking

On learning by observation how to defeat death with a cold beer.


My kinda guy

What happens when a commitment to teetotal meets a "drunkard and glutton" of a Savior?

Confessions of a recovering Pharisee

A tee totaling re-convert discovers the nuances of Christian liberty.


A drive-thru epidemic

A review of the film Fast Food Nation directed by Richard Linklater.


In case you missed it the first time

Did Jesus smoke?

A search for the biblical basis for condemning today's "lepers" reveals surprising answers.

Re-inventing the well

Even as big boxes multiply, "neighborhood values" are becoming an important part of the national conversation.

Weaving the web

Music from the Wine Lands

Another in a series of global music compilations, Music from the Wine Lands provides an audio tour of wine-producing countries around the world, with a portion of the proceeds from CD sales going to support Slow Food.


Love song of the agave

Douglas Menuez captures in word and photographs the sacred tradition of making tequila.


A case for fair trade wine

Richard Woodard details the history and challenges of creating more ethical models for wine production.


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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