catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 9, num. 19 :: 2010.10.22 — 2010.11.04

Throughout human history, we’ve expressed our ideas about truth with images that carry vastly different meanings. Think: hanging it on a flagpole or panning for gold or trying to catch a moonbeam in your hand. Do you meet the word with a swell of confidence or a shudder of unease? Or maybe both?



There is more than one version of this

A crime reporter's perspective on nothing but the truth.

Fact vs. truth

A childhood of gathering evidence gives way to an adulthood of storytelling.


Living from mystery

On truth, interpretation and the search for a bible-based way of life.


The popular and the absolute

Wrestling with truth in the context of taste and interpretation.

Truth without borders

An interview with John Van Sloten, author of The Day Metallica Came to Church.

Choosing to surrender

A reflection on religious identity and the freedom of commitment.

Our shrinking souls

On Emerson's understanding of the soul and the search for divine truth.

The lie of perfection

On giving politicians permission to tell the truth.


In case you missed it the first time

A waste of time?

I thought liberal arts classes would be boring, until I started finding God in every one of them.

Seeking truth

Who are the gatekeepers of God?s truth?

The gift of disillusionment

How and why college sophomores are learning to embrace apocalypse.

Weaving the web

Cornel West: Truth

Astra Taylor’s car-ride interview with the Princeton philosopher.


Nothing outside the text? Taking Derrida to church

James K.A. Smith on postmodern philosophy, interpretation and the Bible.


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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