catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Going to the Chapel...Again

vol. 9, num. 12 :: 2010.06.11 — 2010.06.24

Two months after our issue about marriage and weddings, we’re re-visiting the topic to explore more specifically the unique aspects of getting married again -- planning another wedding, blending families, combining possessions, healing from past hurts.



Wedding photos (l-r): Joy, Pain, Forgiveness

Snapshots from a second marriage ceremony, including what's outside the frame.


A good witness

A reflection on the role of the married people in the pews.


Second time around

On the (merciful) complexities of choosing moral positions within the context of human relationships.

My mom’s first date

A daughter's perspective on her young widowed mother's re-entry into the dating scene.

Fuchsia, plum, navy or none

The necessity of improvising on the path toward a second wedding.


In case you missed it the first time

The death of a marriage

Divorce is never God's intention for marriage, but there is still grace.

Deep, dark hope

A reflection on seeking promise after the death of a spouse.

Thanks for love

On discovering that perfectly imperfect someone.

Weaving the web

The Gospel According to Johnny Cash

Jon Hooten on whether the Man in Black was our own personal Jesus.


The Sanctity of Marriage

Stories trying to understand what actually happens in marriages during this time when the definition of marriage is up in the air.




The BP oil spill: A Christian call for lament and reconciliation

Resources for individuals and congregations to respond on June 20, 2010, the two-month anniversary of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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