catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Friends & Family

vol. 3, num. 22 :: 2004.12.31 — 2005.01.13

We often hear people say during the holidays that the greatest gift of all is having the family together for Christmas. Why are family relationships so important and how do they relate to friendship?



Open heart

On the saving gift of friends and family.


Dear friends

An extended community provides models of friendship.


Late night thoughts on friends as family

What does the biblical narrative help us understand about these relationships?

The Punch

A complicated relationship with a cousin becomes distilled to one incident.

Introverted like me

Sorting out the mysterious ways in which one relates to others.


The subtle uses of the knife

A review of the film Closer.

In case you missed it the first time

Bean-counting and babysitting

Spending an afternoon in a house that two families share reveals the benefits of an option more families should consider.

Single, but not alone

An artist's statement and photographs explore society's stereotypes of single people.

Growing family

An Advent reflection on adopting and being adopted.

One is the loneliest number

An exegesis of-sorts of II Timothy 4:9-18.





How to take steps toward healing in community.


The art of waiting

What do we do in the moments that add up to eternity?

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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