catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 11, num. 8 :: 2012.04.13 — 2012.04.26

Jesus as a shepherd: it's a common, provocative image that describes what kind of leader he is.  So how do those of us who have our own flocks to tend model (or fail to model) this kind of leadership?  Stories from the perspectives of both the shepherds and the sheep.



Lost ideas

Reflections from an art director on aesthetic shepherding.


Bad shepherd

Confessions of a natural-born leader.


We all like sheep

How our kids pick up on the differences between hired hands and good shepherds.

We’re not in Kansas anymore

Do the Bible’s agricultural metaphors translate to today’s North American society?


In case you missed it the first time

Interrupting God

Two conversions become reflected in two different lexicons and perceptions of language.

Leading with humble hands

Excavating the meaning and practices of humility.

Leading for the common good

Lessons in leading from Nehemiah and the city council.

Weaving the web

Behind the pulpit

David S. Brenner writes on, “Are you talking to me?” and other tough love questions from the Church.


The Listening Room speaks

Rebecca Parker reports from an experimental musical event in Richmond, Virginia.


Leadership and the problem of identity

Charles Packer and Hazel Packer explore Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic poem with leadership in mind.


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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