catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Citizens and Aliens

vol. 5, num. 14 :: 2006.07.14 — 2006.07.28

What does it mean to be a citizen of a country? Of the Kingdom? On the nature of belonging, as well as the tensions and harmonies that exist among our various allegiances.

 

Feature

Gone south

A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.

Editorial

Into exile

An impending move prompt thoughts about belonging in a place.

Articles

Uprooted

An illegal immigrant learns about the difficulties of not claiming identity.

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'Tis the season to remember my citizenship

Reflections on the layers of identity involved in citizenship.

Late night thoughts on being a disciple of the Kingdom

A brief exploration of citizenship related to identity.

Reviews

True, in the end

A review of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

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Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

Interview with Jim Skillen

Exclusive interview with Jim Skillen regarding issues of church and state.

The poor are not the problem

A review of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto.

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Star-spangled dreams

Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?

Mea Culpa

On why Christians should be disturbed by the current war in Iraq and what we should all be doing about it, regardless of our opinion.

Weaving the web

The Center for New Democracy

A project out of Wisconsin seeks to create a fourth branch of government, the Popular Branch, by allowing citizens to vote on pending legislation.  See what you think…

 

What's at stake?

Resources for promoting compassion, not criminalization in immigration reform.

 

Who is my neighbor?

A column from Carolyn Carney on the tension between being a consumer and being a citizen.

 
 

daily asterisk

Scripture – the Old and New Testaments – is the story of creation and new creation. Within that, it is the story of covenant and new covenant. When we read scripture as Christians, we read it precisely as people of the new covenant and of the new creation. We do not read it, in other words, as a flat, uniform list of regulations or doctrines. We read it as the narrative in which we ourselves are now called to take part. We read it to discover “the story so far” and also “how it’s supposed to end.” To put it another way, we live somewhere between the end of Acts and closing scene of Revelation. If we want to understand scripture and to find it doing its proper work in and through us, we must learn to read and understand it in the light of that overall story.

N.T. Wright
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