catapult magazine

catapult magazine


Society & Institutions

By popular election

Pondering the humaneness of democratic high school government elections.


Freedom to speak

A tradition of the Indiana Republican party illuminates the gift of participation.

How did we get here?

Reflecting on political divisiveness after a rally for Barack Obama.


Somebody’s lost his wig

Looking at where the U.S. has been can help guide where the country is going.

An ordinary radical

A review of Shane Claiborne’s book The Irresistible Revolution.


An ode to the ambidextrous

Overcoming political fundamentalism with a little openness.

Reading for a global perspective

Book guru of Hearts & Minds Books recommends resources for studying and pursuing global justice.


The church proper

How the variety of buildings in which we worship reflect larger tensions and ideas, particularly for multi-generation families.

Interior formation

What is the effective difference between a cathedral and an auditorium?  A sparse Protestant dais and Orthodox iconography?


Let us build a house

A renovation project sparks ideas about the interplay of images and values embodied in bricks and mortar.