catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Bigger Is ...

vol. 9, num. 2 :: 2010.01.22 — 2010.02.04

Even those of us whose financial and vocational lives largely revolve around the efforts of large corporations often express suspicion of those institutions. Is bigger inherently better…or inherently worse? What are prophetic voices saying about the direction of a world steeped in global capitalism?



Small church, big church

Questions from the present on a path that has run through churches of all sizes.


Big Hope, small hope

On our ridiculous attempt to walk with students through the valley of despair.


Staying behind

On Spirit, truth and silence in the off-seasons of a college town.

Is smaller always better?

Questioning the motivations and effectiveness of fair trade coffee.

A simple phrase

Keeping the goal in sight beyond the glitter of wealth.


In case you missed it the first time

Ain't nothin' noble about it

A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.

A global network of local organic food producers

The 24th Annual Organic Agriculture conference in Ontario addresses a range of food issues.

Fair trade coffee is for the birds!

A basic, well-researched exploration of why fair trade coffee is important and what you can do to promote it in your community.

Weaving the web

Supersized Cocktails

Wayne Curtis’ January “Drink” column advocates a return to smaller, more well-crafted adult beverages.


Make Affluence History

In order to make poverty history, we need to make affluence history.


Local Knowledge in the Age of Information

Wendell Berry writes about the relationship between the center and the periphery, and the need to acknowledge mystery.


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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