catapult magazine

catapult magazine
All Creatures

vol. 12, num. 13 :: 2013.06.21 — 2013.07.04

The relationship between humans and animals takes a dizzying array of forms, provoking everything from impassioned principles to mystical tales.  Some die for our food, while others sleep at the foot of our beds every night.  This issue is a collection of stories, confessions and questions exploring our complex connections with animals.



Meet your meat

The story of a family’s journey toward more conscious consumption.

Vegetarian discipleship

Gleanings from nearly 25 years of eating everything -- except meat.


Animal instinct

A retrospective journaling of recent encounters with creatures.


Peaceable kingdom

Pondering some of the paradoxes in the relationship between humans and animals.

The sacrament of meat

An excerpt from Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food.

Crescendo aubade

Thinking on birds in the first light of morning.

In case you missed it the first time

Things in nature that make me believe in God

Lessons from cohabiting with animals within the house of creation.

Weaving the web


Stories about the animalness of animals, the irreducible ways in which they are not human.


Three kinds of lambs

Erin Murray writes about the Lamb of God, the pet lamb and the lamb her family ate for Easter dinner.


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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