catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Creating Capital

vol. 5, num. 8 :: 2006.04.21 — 2006.05.05

The usual "Church-speak" breakdown of resources is "time, talent and treasure." Resources are necessary for any individual, institution and project, but what principles guide the gathering and cultivation of such resources?



Rich mom, poor mom--all in one

Thinking about abundance in a new way inspires a new and evolving vision for relationships.


What's yours is mine

The acknowledgement of a personal myth opens to abundance.


Money and stuff

On discovering a biblical approach to fundraising.

The clarity of a dumpster

Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?


In pursuit of freedom

A review of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd.

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In case you missed it the first time

The spirit of capitalism

Capitalism operates well in the modern world on the basis of certain assumptions, but are these assumptions biblical?

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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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Voluntary Simplicity

A basic introduction to the principles of living simply and an exploration of the issues that might drive us there involuntarily.

Peak oil "to do" list

Why we should do these things anyway.

Weaving the web

Spiritual Capital Research Program

Interested in spiritual capital? Check out this research program in Philadelphia.


The Spirituality of Fundraising

A free booklet compiles several of Nouwen's presentations on fundraising and why it's a ministry in itself.


Living on the streets

A PDF download by Richard Greydanus and Michael Van Pelt on the role of the Church in urban renewal.




Motion picture mantras

More movie lines that intersect the spiritual dimension.

daily asterisk

As much of the urban sociology literature argues, the neighborhood is a critically important place for marginalized groups. Concepts such as place attachment and sense of community help us understand how impoverished and minority residents feel about their place, what uses they have developed for it, and what meanings they assign to them…. In many cases, working-class and minority neighborhoods are much more than what the media describe as urban ghettos scarred by violence and poverty. The close-knit families who live there value community life, social ties, and their roots in the neighborhood. Residents come to rely on each other and build bonds of mutual support within, between, and across neighborhood spaces.

Isabelle Anguelovski
Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

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