catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 5, num. 7 :: 2006.04.07 — 2006.04.21

Throughout history, the Church has condemned many unruly people as heretics. What is the relationship between heresy and doctrine?



The Society of Heretics and Believers

Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, Galileo?what do heretics past and present contribute to the community of faith?


There are no heretics here

Apparently, "truth is stranger than it used to be" in today's college classrooms.


Of orthodoxy and orthopraxy

A reflection on Simone Weil, a scholar and activist who defied categories in early twentieth century Europe.

The 67th book

Reflection on unwritten scripture that come to form the elusive cultural appendices to the Bible.

Confessions of a fundamentalist librarian: Negotiating heresies

On wrestling with the unwritten doctrine of a profession.

Cards on the table

What happens when we give one another permission to hold us accountable?


Transformational theatre

A review of God?s Work, a play written by and produced by the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago.

Essays to encounter

A review of Rodney Clapp's Border Crossings: Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs.


In case you missed it the first time

Death by ice or fire

Life is a complicated game of Would You Rather? for a those who find pieces of home in two very different worlds.

Men are prigs

Marilynne Robinson frees John Calvin from historical captivity in The Death of Adam.

Weaving the web

Reflections by heretics

In a blog post, Laryn Bakker muses on the openly heretical ministry, Ikon.


A Confessing Church in America?

Bill Wylie-Kellerman calls the North American community of faith to a time of discernment.


Augustine: An imperialist life?

Joshua Skinner reviews a book on Augustine by James. J. O'Donnell.




Rebel rebel?

Christian teen-agers searching for authentic rebellion have a tricky task.

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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