catapult magazine

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Items tagged violence

  • Pro-life focus too narrow

    Attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., as a chaperone raised more questions than it answered about the traditional Pro-Life movement.

  • This rose grows from concrete

    Examining the roots of hip hop shows how far it has come.

  • Now what?

    Regardless of your perspective on the controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore?s Bowling for Columbine leaves important questions unanswered.

  • Wrong on rights

    A sobering quiz demonstrates how, even in an increasingly connected world, keeping up with human rights abuses is difficult at best.

  • Building a just house

    Should efforts toward the right to read what we want be eclipsed by efforts to ensure basic human dignity for our brothers and sisters around the world?

  • Moving toward pacifism

    On the struggle to discover a biblical approach to war and peace.

  • Responding to violence

    Michael Ondaatje's novel, Anil's Ghost, addresses hopeless violence but doesn't offer any answers.

  • Sport as it should be

    JustPlay uses statistics as a tool for making youth sports fun again.

  • Bound by shame

    On the ability of the gospel?s messengers to bring healing to those who suffer from memories of sexual abuse.

  • Spiritual violence and hate crimes

    How preserving heterosexual privilege in the name of Christ defies the Gospel.

  • On the edge of the world

    Indigenous farmers from Mexico offer opportunities to make the connection between righteousness and justice.

  • Whom shall I fear?

    On the difference between being afraid and having fear.

  • Peacemaking, terrorism and art

    An artist wonders out loud about the link between victims and perpetrators.

  • An ordinary hero

    A review of Hotel Rwanda.

  • A grim poem

    A review of the 1974 film Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

  • Do as I say, not as I do

    A review of This Film is Not Yet Rated, a documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America.

  • Storytelling

    Thoughts from a writing teacher and father-to-be.

  • An ordinary day

    A review of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, a film depicting a high school shooting that is alternately sensitive and detached.

  • Eating violence

    Exploring the troubling origins of our identities as creatures who are what we eat.

  • No rest, no peace in The Wire

    On the broader implications of the upside down world in David Simon’s Baltimore.

  • Piles of ideas

    Experiences and conversations converge on questions of keeping.

  • A glimpse overseas

    A report on race relations in Russia.

  • High school drama

    A review of the teen noir film Brick.

  • Kirstin’s recommendations 12.19.08

    Two historically-rooted fictions-a film about arms dealing and a novel about a Sudanese refugee-explore the lives of outsiders.

  • To hell with Romans 13

    A sermon on one of the most commonly misused passages in canonized Scripture.

  • Love breaks through

    An administrative assistant in an oncology clinic reflects on the system's approach to shalom.

  • Why I am still listening to Sufjan Stevens

    Confessions of a music lover who can't get enough of the enigmatic singer songwriter's juxtapositions.

  • A recall for arms

    A review of Armageddon in Retrospecti, Kurt Vonnegut's posthumously published collection of short stories and other bits.

  • Hung up

    Should Christians care more than they do about the issue of nuclear weapons?

  • The presence of the past

    On how war imposes its memory long after the ceasefire.