catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Fasting, Feasting

vol. 9, num. 21 :: 2010.11.19 — 2010.12.02

One of the symptoms of overconsumption in North America is the inability to feast well; we cannot feast because we do not fast, and the phenomenon covers everything we consume, from food to media. What does an appropriate rhythm of feasting and fasting look like?



Good bread

Navigating a complicated relationship to emerge with gratitude.


Jesus eats

On the twentieth century's food legacy, and what the first century might have to say about it.


Fasting to hear

On Protestant theology and the revival of discipline.

The appetite of North America

Out with materialism, in with the Bread of Life.

In feast or fallow

A reflection on the burdens -- and the delights -- of mindful eating.

Feasting on scraps

Considering the practice of dumpster-diving.


In case you missed it the first time

Embodying our grief

A review of the new book Fasting by
Scot McKnight.

A peaceable feast

Navigating family culinary traditions around the holidays with grace and vision.

A foretaste of the feast to come

A reflection on a full-bodied model for teaching, celebrating and practicing communion.

Weaving the web

Feasting at God’s Communion Table

Christine Sine on the Eucharist feast and what our practices convey.


Escape from Reality (TV)

Jenny Cook on what she learns about herself by fasting -- and then feasting -- on television.


Hunger is God’s food

A confession from Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey on what he learned during his first Ramadan fast.


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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