catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 12, num. 24 :: 2013.12.27 — 2014.01.09

“The soul is good, but the body is bad.”  We have some ancient Greeks to thank for that false dichotomy.  In the season of incarnation, we’ll consider what’s good about being embodied, and what’s complicated.



Coming home to my soul’s address

Thoughts on the beauties and transgressions of the human body.


Body image

A woman walks into a bar, wondering, “What are bodies for?”


Viewing the whole person

Responding to revenge porn victims -- and ourselves -- with compassion.

Taking the cup

A fevered journey ends in a surprising encounter.

A beautiful mess

Remembering Dad in the aftermath of an ice storm.

“The Word became flesh,” and why Derrida can’t do a thing about it

The marvel of the incarnation through the lens of grad school.


In case you missed it the first time

The perfect body

On the dynamics of accepting one’s own body and teaching a teen-aged daughter to do the same.

Femininity and the Big-Boned Gal

Reflecting on identity via a mother's larger-than-life mythology.

Contain yourself!

What bodies -- young or old or vibrant or dying -- can teach us about God and ourselves.

Weaving the web


From medicine to the movies, the horrifying to the holy, and history to the present day -- we're kinda obsessed with blood. This hour of Radiolab considers the power and magic of the red liquid that runs through our veins.


Losing our senses

Anna Broadway on the physical pleasures of creating.


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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