catapult magazine

catapult magazine
My Generation

vol. 10, num. 12 :: 2011.06.24 — 2011.07.07

When The Who sang about their generation, it was in the midst of a major cultural shift, though the sense of tension between the young and the old(er) was nothing new. Who is your generation? Do you feel a sense of solidarity or alienation there?



Raising a generation of courage

On accepting the challenge of parenting post-9/11 kids.

Second generation

How (and why) to raise three-year-olds who love kohlrabi in season.

Generating freedom

A mother reflects on parenting the next great generation.


Playing well with others

A call for listening and embrace in our culture making.


A lazy generation?

A caution against entitlement.

The greatest

Questions prompted by a collision of generations on connecting flights.

Teach your children well

A case for a more accurate and hopeful view of today's young adults.

Generation X, the Cold War and faith

Reflecting on the legacy of the father of the H-bomb.

Questions of generational difference

What's nature, what's nurture and what's the product of a generation?


Exploring what's unique and what's constant among the generations in a family tree.

Back to school

What the Boomers need to re-learn about security.

When Mom moved in

An account of the joys and struggles embedded in 16 years of multi-generational living.

Not that different

The story of an encounter between young and old.

Chosen generation

Toward a spacious redrawing of generational boundaries.



A review of Instagram, a photo sharing social networking platform.


In case you missed it the first time

Speaking in song

A fascination with Sacred Harp singing is more than just a cultural curiosity.

In defense of my generation

A response to the charges of relativism that get lobbed across philosophical dividing lines.

A piece of that holiday pie

On a tradition that binds what's past, even as it teaches for the future.

Weaving the web

Icons of the New Evangelicalism

John D. Boy writes on the question of new leaders and their facial hair.


Almost Christian: An Interview with Kenda Creasy Dean

Deborah Arca questions the author on her findings about today's Christian teenagers.


Serve the music: my generation, and yours

Charlie Peacock offers experiential advice to a new generation as the music industry implodes.


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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