catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 7, num. 13 :: 2008.06.27 — 2008.07.11

You’re probably tired of hearing about it already, but there are still four months to go.  Beyond the parties and punditry are a lot of questions Christians should be asking and seeking good answers to, especially American Christians steeped in an election year.



Polls apart

Why believers might conscientiously abstain from voting.


Just relax

A lesson from Gamaliel about human movements and God’s movement.


By popular election

Pondering the humaneness of democratic high school government elections.

Freedom to speak

A tradition of the Indiana Republican party illuminates the gift of participation.

How did we get here?

Reflecting on political divisiveness after a rally for Barack Obama.

Somebody’s lost his wig

Looking at where the U.S. has been can help guide where the country is going.


An ordinary radical

A review of Shane Claiborne’s book The Irresistible Revolution.

Kirstin’s recommendations 6.27.08

A film about Communist Romania, a Baltimore art collection and vintage music from She & Him.


In case you missed it the first time

Soaking in Scripture

On the journey toward daily Bible reading and the effects of scriptural immersion.

Christian principles in an election year

The NCC presents ten biblical statements for consideration in the voting process.

Heaven’s gated communities

How did contemporary evangelicalism catch such a dreadful disease?

Weaving the web

New study: Changing political preferences among religious voters

A report on a national survey conducted by the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics.


Swing Set

An audio journey through the minds of undecided voters.




An ode to the ambidextrous

Overcoming political fundamentalism with a little openness.

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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