catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Changing Minds

vol. 7, num. 18 :: 2008.10.10 — 2008.10.24

Ever held tenaciously to a belief that, over time, became less important to you, or even changed altogether?  That change may have been very public, very painful or hardly even noticed.  On the virtues, excesses and means of changing minds.



When changing your mind goes public

An interview with Bethany Torode about her seven-year journey since publicly advocating for Natural Family Planning at nineteen years old.


Gleaning for change

How a couple of abandoned pumpkins helped change my mind.


This book changed my life

On experiencing a devalued catchphrase for one's self.

Conversion as process

Looking back reveals a series of small, significant revelations.

The tenor of a mind

How fostering conversation rather than debate can shape our minds to be changed.

Conversation: “Changing Minds”

Chip in your two cents about a book, film, lecture or anything else that helped change your mind about something.


In case you missed it the first time

Star-spangled dreams

Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?

Losing my convictions

How letting go can turn into holding on in a better way.

Seeing our delusions die

On dismantling the securing illusions of ourselves and others.

Weaving the web

Slot-machine God

An excerpt from Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz .


Change everything now

Jeff Goodell interviews Gus Speth about why we can’t keep doing what we’re doing.


Unexpected global lessons

Andy Crouch on how short-term mission is becoming a two-way street.




Out of the closet, into the forest

Reflection on a change in thinking that has had relational consequences.

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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