catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Be still

vol. 6, num. 2 :: 2007.01.26 — 2007.02.09

For folks in certain parts of the world, January is a time when weather can force us to slow down, stay indoors.  What happens when we stop?  Stop running, stop speaking, stop being afraid, stop hating, stop smoking, stop…?



Gainful unemployment

A resigned nurse learns to be still and value a new kind of productivity.

Seeking the still point

A summer in a national park teaches the difference between productivity and fruitfulness.


Remembering how

A recounting of lately stumbled-upon wisdom regarding grace, redemption and forgiveness.


In the difficult moment

The mother of an infant girl struggles to stay in the present through crisis.

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Eight days of silence

An account of a sabbatical retreat and an invitation to a firsthand experience.

Bird feeders

On a simple discipline for learning to be still.

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A lonely planet

A review of the film Notes On A Scandal directed by Richard Eyre.

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In case you missed it the first time

Retreating into the Fray

The "how" and "why" of taking a spiritual retreat.

The art of waiting

What do we do in the moments that add up to eternity?

?God is the interesting thing?

St. Benedict?s Table strives to cultivate a liturgy for vital worship.

Weaving the web

Retreat International

A directory of retreat centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, with resources for potential retreatants.


Birding Babylon

Excerpts from a blog kept by Seargeant First Class Jonathan Trouern-Trend on bird watching during his tour in Iraq.


daily asterisk

God works, by the Holy Spirit, through the reading, teaching, and preaching of scripture, to create new frameworks of ideas, to remind us of facets of the story we were in danger of forgetting, to correct imbalances, and above all to stir our hearts and minds with fresh visions of God’s love. It is, after all, love that creates all the other virtues: God’s love, to which all moral effort is merely an answering word of thanks, praise, and returned love. And scripture is nothing if not the story of God’s love – God’s love in creation, in Israel, in Jesus, by the Spirit, in new creation. The more we are people of the story, the examples, the community, and the practices, the more we will understand scriptures, and vice versa. And the more we join them together, the more we shall be formed into a community, locally, globally, and across time, in whose lives the Jesus habits of faith, hope, and love have become second nature.

N.T. Wright
After You Believe

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