catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Wake Up

vol. 9, num. 9 :: 2010.04.30 — 2010.05.13

From Plato’s allegory to contemporary films, stories abound that characterize human beings as slaves to illusion. Some might say that we love to be lied to, while others would contend that being fully awake is the only way to be fully human. On the pleasure and pain woven through process of waking up.



When you point your finger...

Re-examining the checklist for who's in and who's out.


A blessing for wakefulness

Some words of hope for seeing the world as it is and responding unto the Kingdom.


Novel ideas

An interview with Laryn Kragt Bakker, author of the new novel Clutching Dust and Stars, about his writing and publishing process.


The Cadillac was driving too fast down the subdivision street.

The best part...may it overflow!

On vocation and waking up with a sense of purpose.

Awake in the world at the dawn

A meditation on what the light of Christ illuminates here and now.

Morning snuggles

A night owl overcomes guilt to find peace in the morning.

Come now, let us reason together

A plea for unity among Christians.

Leave your slumber

On hearing the alarm clock sound within the ordinary.

Passing peace

On what we stand to gain when we look down, instead of ahead.


In case you missed it the first time

This must be the place

A walk around the neighborhood leads to the threshold of a timeless place.

Reality and hope

A pastor presents a message of Advent hope to a small congregation in the middle of uncertainty.

Weaving the web

Evangelical Misogyny

Jonathan Lembright issues a wake-up call about women in leadership roles.



The story of the rise of Carlson Pearson...and, after he changes his mind about hell, the long fall.




Identity theft

A reflection on how aid can rob a culture of generosity.

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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