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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So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.

Andy Crouch
Culture Making


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