catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Global Eyes

vol. 4, num. 21 :: 2005.11.18 — 2005.12.01

So many of the relationships we depend on every day are invisible threads, tying us to real people around the world. How can we nurture these relationships faithfully, even as we enter into a celebration of all for which we are grateful?



Christians circle the Burger King's castle

Activists see action at fast food giant as a sacrament for an age of transnational injustice.


More than an egg

Thoughts on being a responsible global Christ-follower in the big world.


The cost of short-term missions

Americans spend millions of dollars each year on short-term mission trips to developing countries. Do these trips do more harm than good?

Natural asylum

On the natural environment as a house of worship.


The power of presence

A review of the German film Rosenstrasse, set during the successful women?s protest in Nazi Germany.


In case you missed it the first time

Global trade and fair trade

What makes global trade a moral issue and what can we do to ensure the welfare of workers worldwide? It's not as hard as you might think.

<I>The Next Christendom</I> is here

Philip Jenkins? compelling book explores current and future trends in Christian growth as the world?s largest religion moves South and East.

Emphasizing global citizenship

An interview with Tom Meyers, director of the Study Service Term program at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana.

Given with love

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be an opportunity to practice our deepest values.

Weaving the web

Planting against poverty

An interview with Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.


Soft Difference

Theological reflections on the relation between Church and culture in I Peter by Miroslav Volf.


Journey between worlds

An article on economic globalization and Martin Luthers ?God Indwelling Creation? philosophy by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda.




Blaspheming in the chapel

Calvin College?s choice to host a concert by Wilco?s Jeff Tweedy sparks interesting debate on fan sites.

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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