catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Objects of Worship

vol. 4, num. 19 :: 2005.10.21 — 2005.11.03

People of many faiths gather once a week for worship. What are the characteristics and objectives of appropriate Christian worship? What is the role of worship outside of the confines of the service?



?God is the interesting thing?

St. Benedict?s Table strives to cultivate a liturgy for vital worship.


The greatest commandment(s)

A service honoring the command to love and exploring what it means to love well.


Late night thoughts on the Bible as idol

What happens when the Bible is elevated to the supreme way of knowing?

Enjoying worship?

On discovering a right attitude toward worship.

A hallowed event

Should Halloween be a time for sectarian arguments about evil or local unity around end of the harvest?

Sunday morning cinema

Guided by Rev. Netflix, a couple seeks something of what they weren?t finding in church in front of their television.


Redefining grace

A review of The Woodsman.


In case you missed it the first time

Radical vision made real

A suburban Chicago church is following a difficult but rewarding path in an effort to bridge racial gaps, give away more money, and conform to the biblical model for church.

Good worship

The worship debate is more complex than ?traditional vs. contemporary? music. What guidance do we have for meaningful worship?

Weaving the web

Church for a changing culture: An introduction to alternative worship

An explanation by Steve Collins about the nature of the alternative worship movement.


A defense of Reformed liturgy

An article by Dr. Michael Horton.


Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Articles, resources, events and more for those involved in planning worship.


At the Origins of Christian Worship

A book by Larry W. Hurtado about the context and character of early Christian devotion.




Redeeming our shock words

From the vulgar to the profane--is there such a thing as redemptive use of "four-letter words?"

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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