catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 8, num. 21 :: 2009.10.30 — 2009.11.12

Some of the world’s most powerful movements have been publicly launched with a list of statements. This issue will explore compelling manifestos of the past and the present, and hopefully a collect some new ones as well.



Telling the truth

Personal manifestos of confession and care giving illustrate the world -- shaping power-and the risks -- of convicted speech.



Of mission statements and manifestos

On getting out of the boardroom and into the neighborhood with our words and practices.


Refrigerator manifesto

On shaping household culture through a Family Charter of Human Rights.


A short manifesto that's easy to memorize, but not always easy to live.

A mother’s manifesto?

Framing home and motherhood in terms of Isaiah's vision of family as a powerful symbol.

Conversation: “Manifesto”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about your favorite manifesto-or why that concept just doesn't resonate with you.


Defense (clap, clap) defense!

A review of The Reason for Sports: A Christian Fanifesto by Ted Kluck.


In case you missed it the first time

Jamming the mass media

Kalle Lasn's Culture Jam, while plentiful in justifiable critique, lacks vision for proceeding against the problems of mass media. However, the need for vision is where Christians have a lot to offer.

Anarchism and hope

An exploration of the definition of anarchism and what Kingdom truth it can speak into contemporary culture.

Weaving the web

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

A statement of beliefs, strategies and motivations from an innovative designer.


About The Jesus Manifesto

Check out this brief essay on the why and what of this online community and then peruse their thought-provoking content.



A purpose statement for one of the most provocative collections of writing on (non)religion on the web.


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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