catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Addicts Anonymous

vol. 5, num. 15 :: 2006.07.28 — 2006.09.08

Stories about the things that take on lives of their own in their efforts to control us and the people around us.



My addiction

The journey of an addictive personality leads to…the radio?


Something to say

Reflections on catapult as a space for confession.


What I learned during Lent

Going without yields a lesson about the true substance of control.

Back issues

On a shared (but mostly his) addiction to the printed word.

Alcoholism, the disease

A book excerpt and resources related to alcoholism.

Credit spending was my addiction

A personal story of a journey that led to bankruptcy.

The confessions of a fundamentalist librarian: On lust

How the struggle with addiction is a struggle to reconcile the public and private self.

Late night thoughts on addiction as symptom

A reflection that reframes the assumption that addiction is an illness.


Dissolution of a family

A review of Noah Baumbach's film The Squid and the Whale.


In case you missed it the first time

For the health of the body

A member of the *cino community discusses her struggles with addiction and explores the link between mental health, physical health, and the health of the body of believers.

Did Jesus smoke?

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

Weaving the web

Controversy in the recovery movement

A review of the book Victims and Sinners: Spiritual Roots of Addictions and Recovery by Linda A. Mercandante.





On the cultural assumptions about marijuana and other substances, along with a discussion of their use in religious observance.

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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