catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Dying, Death, the Dead

vol. 5, num. 18 :: 2006.10.06 — 2006.10.20

As autumn sets in noticeably in many parts of the northern hemisphere, we'll consider the nature of death and the dying process, as well as offering tribute to the now dead whose lives impacted us greatly.

 

Feature

Why Hospice

A social work student examines her calling to assist in times of death.

A good death

Reflections of a Hospice chaplain a few days later.

Editorial

Clothed in death

Some tragedies are too big to comprehend.

Articles

Patricia Louise

A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.

We only see in part

On the death of a close friend's father.

Deep, dark hope

A reflection on seeking promise after the death of a spouse.

Always remember, I love you

A memorial for grandparents who parented.

Reviews

Addicted to love

A review of Jolie Holland's album Springtime Can Kill You.

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Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

The death of a marriage

Divorce is never God's intention for marriage, but there is still grace.

Grieving in community

A review of Alison McGhee's Shadow Baby with a list of other books that have proved helpful after a loss.

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Weaving the web

The final journey

A collection of stories about death and dying.

 

The Death Clock

A site devoted to death issues, including a calculator (based on averages) to figure out the "date" of your death.

 

Good grief: An undertaker's reflections

An article by Thomas Lynch.

 
 

Columns

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Reincarnation

What happens to us when we die?

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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


Note: We’re taking our usual August publishing break so we can rest a bit from the daily pressure of finding an interesting quote to publish for the daily asterisk. We’ll be back on Tuesday, September 1, sending out new quotes every weekday! Thank you, as always, for your support.

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