catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Of Necessity

vol. 4, num. 4 :: 2005.02.25 — 2005.03.10

A critical look at how we distinguish needs from wants and what role both categories play in the obedient life.



Late night thoughts on necessity

Lessons from Mary and Martha in the things we really need.


Needing home

Will a place to lay my head ever materialize?


The joy of collecting?dust

Gathering stuff put in the perspective of life in the Creator.

One resource-full week

A week-long natural resource calendar guides the whole family in resource education and analysis.


Ephemeral art

What Goldsworthy and Christo have in common.


In case you missed it the first time

The ties that bind

A teen-aged boy struggles with the many dimensions of what it means to be his brother's keeper as he cares for his mentally handicapped older brother.

Voluntary Simplicity

A basic introduction to the principles of living simply and an exploration of the issues that might drive us there involuntarily.

On the need for monks

The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman discusses tactics for survival in the coming dark age.

Weaving the web

The Road To Hell is Paved

An article by Chet Raymo.


Interview with Wendell Berry

Kentucky writer talks about religious practice, Bluegrass country, defending against Wal-Mart, usury, and Jesus.




The gift of sleep

God?s good creation and the space for rest.

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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