catapult magazine

catapult magazine
(Un)common Grace

vol. 8, num. 8 :: 2009.04.10 — 2009.04.24

In some circles, syncretism is the bogeyman of the Christian faith. And yet, figureheads like John Calvin proclaim the Holy Spirit as the author of all truth and encourage the embrace of truth wherever it may be found. As Jewish and Christian communities celebrate the thread that runs between the Passover and the resurrection, a consideration of grace, common or otherwise.



Coming to consciousness

How adults and children can walk together on the journey toward discovering grace and self.


Grace is like a box of chocolates

On understanding a creative reality through images.


Moving in grace

A time of transition yields lessons about identity and forgiveness.

My boy will know

It wouldn't be the first time grace was entered the world as a newborn baby...

A call to grace

Why is the church often the last place people find acceptance?

Conversation: “(Un)Common Grace”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about grace, common or otherwise.


Peas from a can

A review of the 1947 young adult novel Judy's Journey by Lois Lenski, which chronicles the invisible history of migrant workers.

Hard lessons

A review of L.L. Barkat's Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places, a collection of biblical reflections.


In case you missed it the first time

Grace in naming

The story of the infertile wife, the virile husband and the lovely immigrant cleaning woman.

Judge your neighbor as yourself?

On the difference between a mallet and a meow as instruments of judgment.

The death of a marriage

Divorce is never God's intention for marriage, but there is still grace.

Melinda Mae Missiology

Examining our role in “building” God’s Kingdom here on earth.

Weaving the web

Wayward Sheep

Ashley Makar writes about her meandering journey to the baptismal font of her Coptic heritage.


The Hungry Spirit

Rose Marie Berger writes about how Easter hope found her in El Salvador.


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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