catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Building in the Kingdom

vol. 7, num. 15 :: 2008.07.25 — 2008.09.12

Our houses are places where many of our deepest values become incarnate in wood and glass and brick and stone.  What does a house faithfully built look like?  What are our limitations?

 

Feature

The church proper

How the variety of buildings in which we worship reflect larger tensions and ideas, particularly for multi-generation families.

Interior formation

What is the effective difference between a cathedral and an auditorium?  A sparse Protestant dais and Orthodox iconography?

Editorial

Let us build a house

A renovation project sparks ideas about the interplay of images and values embodied in bricks and mortar.

Articles

A revolution for our time

Why we need sustainable building solutions now.

Dream home

A reflection on the purpose of a home and how to be attentive to the story it tells.

Second impressions

On learning to see a space through the eyes of hospitality.

A song in my home

How making a first home can be a re-discovery of self.

Reviews

Kirstin’s recommendations 7.25.08

An unconventional film about community and a magazine about cultivating an earth-friendly home.

Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

On home-building

Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.

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What a Wonderful World

A coffeehouse in Sheboygan, Wisconsin serves locals with more than just delicious treats.

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Wonder-working power

Can a concert be more healing than a visit to the doctor?

Weaving the web

Why architecture matters

Architect David Greusel on why the design of a built environment should matter to thoughtful Christians.

 

Unchurched prefer cathedrals over contemporary church buildings

The findings of a new study may surprise “seeker-friendly” congregations.

 

Green churches

Resources and success stories on making church buildings more attentive to creation.

 
 

Columns

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BE HERE NOW (and later, too)

Reflecting on a year-long experiment in time off.

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The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for better or worse, we are becoming. But again and again we avoid the long thoughts…. We cling to the present out of wariness of the past. And why not, after all? We get confused. We need such escape as we can find. But there is a deeper need yet, I think, and that is the need – not all the time, surely, but from time to time – to enter that still room within us all where the past lives on as a part of the present, where the dead are alive again, where we are most alive ourselves to turnings and to where our journeys have brought us. The name of the room is Remember – the room where with patience, with charity, with quietness of heart, we remember consciously to remember the lives we have lived.

Frederick Buechner
A Room Called Remember

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