catapult magazine

catapult magazine
And the Livin’ Is Easy

vol. 10, num. 13 :: 2011.07.08 — 2011.07.21

For many, summer brings vacations, picnics, outdoor sports and other relaxing activities. For others, however, the grind of suffering, insecurity and discomfort is no respecter of seasons. How do we know if our lives are too comfortable? What's the relationship between comfort and justice?



Up off the floor

A pastor reflects on the fitting elusiveness of perfection.


Comfort my people

Is suffering necessary for building character and resilience?


My comfort tomorrow or someone else’s today?

A college graduate ponders retirement planning.

New life

A short story about having it all.

Extravagant birthdays and extreme poverty

Raising children with a perspective on global inequity.

Transformed by awareness

Learning to see and dismantle global injustice.

A supposedly not-fun thing I can’t wait to do again

On what came after growing up as an indoor girl.


In case you missed it the first time

Rest a while

Christ's model in his interaction with the disciples offers a model for us as creatures of work and rest.

Enough is enough

A new book by Arthur Simon challenges Christians to develop a response to rampant consumerism.

Weaving the web

It's the inequality, stupid!

11 charts looking at wealth and income inequality in the United States.


Love it or leave it?

An examination of luxury.


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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