catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 9, num. 4 :: 2010.02.19 — 2010.03.04

Those of us who are particularly susceptible to guilt’s maddening power resent those who are impervious—and then promptly feel badly about it. Some use it as a weapon, while some contend it’s ultimately useless. Is guilt always bad? What happens when we experience too much or too little of it?



Finding fact in fiction

On trying to live out a costly vision after college.


Put your whole self in

Why confessing our pop culture secrets can be good for us.


What a friend we have in guilt

On falling in with the wrong crowd after a misstep.

Pre-guilt and the suffering Herod

A narrative glimpse into the historic mind of a regretful king.


In case you missed it the first time

At war with shame

On using politeness to distance ourselves.

The fellowship of the guilty

?By one man sin entered the world, and death by sin and so death passed upon all men.?


A eulogy for Ferrari Mundy (Winter 1989-Summer 2007).

Weaving the web

Nothing But a Party

Andrew Morantz writes about New Orleans during Lent: the universe’s biggest buzzkill.


Guilt—one of many voices

Gene Stoltzfus on how refusing to give guilt primacy led him through service in Vietnam to form the Christian Peacemaker Teams.


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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