catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Clothe Yourself

vol. 12, num. 2 :: 2013.01.18 — 2013.01.31

Clothe yourself with humility, with kindness, with righteousness -- the Bible is chock full of good fashion advice for things you can't actually wear. Or can you? What do sweaters and jeans and scarves and hats have to do with our more abstract values?



Breaking the rules

The challenges of discussing fashion with Christians.

Rethinking modesty

Was Paul really concerned about showing too much skin?


Therefore, put on the dress of joy

A case for delight in dressing ourselves.


Dressing my daughter

A new mother responds to infant will.

Remembering mother

The multi-sensory memories of a mother who wore more than just clothes.

The haute couture of heaven

On inheriting the fashion legacy of a mother.

The clothes make the man?

Reflecting on a new phase of life as a basketball referee.

The answers are in my closet

Dressing up as role-playing.

I am not my clothes

Detailing a clothing experiment that yielded a host of lessons ... and more questions.

Listening to fashion

On moving from image to person in our inevitable judgments of clothing.

Open hands, with mittens

Fashioning a personal style out of gifts and gratitude.


Lessons from a closet full of other people’s cast-offs.

The Pendleton coat

Pondering lost connections, of both the human and the wooly, plaid kind.


In case you missed it the first time

A theology of clothing

From Sunday best to "come as you are" styles, clothing our bodies can be an act of worship.


On the garments of our lives and the memories they absorb.

Weaving the web

Re-dressing a threadbare faith: Fashion theory for the uninitiated

Robert Carvolo on how thinking carefully about fashion is not for the intellectually and theologically faint of heart.


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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