catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Half an Acre

vol. 8, num. 14 :: 2009.07.02 — 2009.07.16

Sometimes it’s a seller’s market, and then other times it’s a buyer’s market.  And in all times there’s an urge to purchase property, to invest in a plot of land for both practical and symbolic reasons.  What’s good and not-so-good about ownership?

 

Feature

Promised land gone

Warning: asking long-time neighbors about family history might surprise you.

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Editorial

Singing still

A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.

Articles

Small life

On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.

Dwelling places

A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.

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Dreams for sale

Tracing a family's history and values through home spaces.

The story of our home

On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.

Conversation: “Half an Acre”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about home, land and ownership.

Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

Ain't nothin' noble about it

A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.

Taking a deep breath

Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.

On home-building

Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.

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Weaving the web

The giant pool of money

A surprisingly entertaining account in layman’s terms of how the U.S. got itself into the current housing crisis.

 
 

daily asterisk

Scripture – the Old and New Testaments – is the story of creation and new creation. Within that, it is the story of covenant and new covenant. When we read scripture as Christians, we read it precisely as people of the new covenant and of the new creation. We do not read it, in other words, as a flat, uniform list of regulations or doctrines. We read it as the narrative in which we ourselves are now called to take part. We read it to discover “the story so far” and also “how it’s supposed to end.” To put it another way, we live somewhere between the end of Acts and closing scene of Revelation. If we want to understand scripture and to find it doing its proper work in and through us, we must learn to read and understand it in the light of that overall story.

N.T. Wright
Surprised by Hope

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