catapult magazine

catapult magazine
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vol. 6, num. 12 :: 2007.06.15 — 2007.06.29

In a 2005 New York Times article, Stephanie Rosenberg writes about the history of the "girl crush", exploring the potential of talking openly about such attractions for helping us understand how women mature emotionally.  Topics like "girl crushes" drop in and out of cultural taboo and vary from culture to culture, from era to era, from family to family.  This issue will contain reflection on subjects that certain individuals, communities and the Church would rather not discuss.



Sex and spirit

An exploration of the link between our bodies and the divine in healthy sexual activity.


Don’t talk to me about...anything

What do we do when polite conversation has become taboo?


Red light

Living with overexposure to pornography and prostitution.

Sex, lies and videotape

A call for reflection on how media and experience shape our minds.


Do as I say, not as I do

A review of This Film is Not Yet Rated, a documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America.

Bjork’s <i>Volta</i> returns to an old theme

Exploring the religious roots of Bjork's new album.


In case you missed it the first time

Who's afraid of the big, bad world?

What is or is not appropriate for Christians to watch, observe, listen to and participate in? Some answers lie in a close exploration of Philippians 4:8.

The role of redemption in the creative process

A musician's perspective on how the recognition of failure leads to the realization of grace.

Redeeming our shock words

From the vulgar to the profane--is there such a thing as redemptive use of "four-letter words?"

Weaving the web

She’s so cool, so smart, so beautiful

Stephanie Rosenbloom writes about the phenomenon of the girl crush.


God with us (and them)

David Dark on the objectionable living-out of the Gospel.


Replacing songs with silence

Julie Polter on what’s lost when governments stifle musical expression.


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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