catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Let's Get Together 4

vol. 5, num. 16 :: 2006.09.08 — 2006.09.22

Celebrating four years of bi-weekly online publishing with another look at the multitude of ways in which we receive and proliferate the gift of community.



Somewhat unreal communities

Critics of virtual community laud the face-to-face experience, but what happens virtual reality comes to church?


Community in the country

Practicing Resurrection 2006 gathers like-minded folks from diverse places and backgrounds.



An overview of community principles practiced at The Hermitage Community.

Coffee community

On the connection between feeling at home in a place and finding a good place for coffee.

A good kind of stuck

Unlikely community emerges on the other side of a record-breaking January snowstorm.

Squeezing the grape, acidic urine and the intentional fallacy

On how vocabulary fosters a sense of community.

Mysticism in community

Does the quest for the presence of God take place in isolation?


Redemption on the road

A review of Little Miss Sunshine.


In case you missed it the first time

A room in God?s house

A collection of impressions of what happened when a Philadelphia Presbyterian church opened its doors to an artists-in-residence program.

Fleeing community

For reasons of bad theology to bad taste, sometimes it?s easier to flee than fight.

Celebrating unity and difference

An interview with Larry Edward Kamphausen, member of the Community of the Holy Trinity and pastor at the Church of Jesus Christ, Reconciler in Chicago.

Weaving the web

Reba Place Fellowship

An intentional Christian community, nearly 50 years old, in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago.


Cargo karma

James Howard Kunstler on the effects of corporate retail chains on local communities.


A cup of life

Dean Nelson writes about the power of clean water to cultivate community in the Dominican Republic.




The sound of transition

A move to Pennsylvania from Michigan inspires a meaningful mix CD.

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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