catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Ten Things 5

vol. 11, num. 1 :: 2012.01.06 — 2012.01.19

Our annual feast of lists on a wide range of topics, spanning the past year, the past ten years or a lifetime of learning and being.

 

Feature

Ten things I used to believe

A challenging year shifts beliefs in some important ways.

Ten reasons I believe in God ... and the devil, too

Naming the evidence, large and small.

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Editorial

Ten works of art

Remembering the year past through a selection of artfully crafted books, albums, films, paintings, beverages and more.

Articles

Ten resolutions in reverse

Reflecting on a year of getting healthy without the pressure of New Year’s resolutions.

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Ten food-ish experiences of late

A move to a new community is marked by shared meals and beverages.

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Ten things I didn’t expect in 2011

A retrospective of surprising life changes.

Ten regrets from 2011

Taking a friend’s advice to give time for personal lament.

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Ten (plus) books randomly encountered during the holidays

The riches of literature, discovered throughout Chicagoland.

Reviews

Ten Jesus films you’ve never seen

An eclectic selection from 1933 through 2008.

In case you missed it the first time

Ten recipes to make you grateful it’s winter

A list of seasonal comfort foods to warm the whole person.

Ten lessons you didn’t know you learned from Barbie

What the iconic doll taught us beyond -- and sometimes instead of -- playing nice.

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Weaving the web

Passive-aggressive films

A list from Kevin Deutch.

 

Books to read in a cabin in the woods

Rebecca Tirrell Talbot recommends three good reads.

 

Strongest impressions of 2011, pt. 1

Film critic Jeffrey Overstreet posts some of his favorites from the past years, with some words about critics in general.

 
 

daily asterisk

It occurs to me that the situation of the church in our society, perhaps the church everywhere always, is entrusted with a truth that is inimical to present power arrangements. The theological crisis in the church – that shows up in preaching and in worship as elsewhere – is that the church has largely colluded with the totalism of the National Security State. Or more broadly, has uncritically colluded with Enlightenment reason that stands behind the National Security State that makes preaching Easter an epistemological impossibility. Unlike Paul, the church is in such a posture that it is not likely to be bold or unhindered; that is, it is not likely to be unintimidated. This is now clear to anyone who thinks that the totalizing claims of the National Security State have failed and been shown false. It is thus a time when the truth of God’s victory over death invites fresh articulation and enactment – at its best, unintimidated.

Walter Brueggemann
Truth Speaks to Power

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