catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Men (Manly Men)

vol. 8, num. 15 :: 2009.07.17 — 2009.07.30

In deference to movements of the oppressed, men (particularly white men) are encouraged to submerge their needs and voices beneath their unearned privilege.  Certainly, there’s a time for listening, but what kinds of anxieties and pathologies develop like scar tissue around guilty silence?  What does the Church offer in the way of liberation or imprisonment for men struggling to discover a live-giving sense of identity?



The impossibility of the nice Christian guy

A prophetic history lesson in gendered images of Christianity.

From ManZone to the <i>haka</i>

Warrior-centric attempts at fostering male identity in church.


Beyond competition

On moving from victory through superiority to upholding one another in love.


Portraits: Men of the Church

Four lyrical snapshots, taken over two weeks of celebration.

White manhood and the new glass ceiling?

A reflection on the shifting nature of marginalization.

Fathers matter

A morning revelation creates space for grief and discovery.

Conversation: “Men (Manly Men)”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about men, masculinity and privilege.


I love you, (well-adjusted) man

A review of John Hamburg's new bromantic comedy, I Love You, Man.


In case you missed it the first time

I Chronicles 14, and What Is God Asking Me To Do?

How can a called writer patiently fulfill his monumental task?

Thanks for love

On discovering that perfectly imperfect someone.

Weaving the web


Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumran ponder the necessity of males in a world where sperm can be frozen and kept for all eternity.


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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