catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The Asterisk Awards

vol. 4, num. 1 :: 2005.01.14 — 2005.01.27

The second annual Asterisk Awards issue will give our readers a chance to nominate great cultural works and events of 2004, not just according to likes and dislikes, but we want to know--what changed you?

 

Feature

Asterisk Award for Business or Organization 2004

How we wish we could give a hundred of these awards ?

Asterisk Award for Individual 2004

It?s difficult to stand out among such excellent nominees?and even more difficult to choose an individual for the award.

Editorial

Asterisk away

The Asterisk Awards inspire cultural analysis.

Articles

Film 2004

Members value character development and the integration of pain and humor.

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Television 2004

The community?s opinion on the top show jives with the ratings.

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Music 2004

Will the top spot be any surprise?

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Books 2004

A fiction classic takes the top award, with nods to a variety of contemporary reads.

Radio 2004

Last year?s winner receives its perennial accolades, especially from ?lifers.?

The Church 2004

The same event showcases the best and worst of Christian cultural engagment.

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Theatre & Art 2004

Responses highlight varied local experiences.

Internet & Miscellaneous 2004

A collection of miscellaneous sites adorn our bookmark lists.

In case you missed it the first time

Who's afraid of the big, bad world?

What is or is not appropriate for Christians to watch, observe, listen to and participate in? Some answers lie in a close exploration of Philippians 4:8.

College and culture

How can the college experience affect an individual's lifelong approach to culture?

Engaging culture in the land where God has placed us

What can we learn from Old and New Testament figures about actively engaging culture?

Weaving the web

The Asterisk Awards: Culture (2004)

Check out the winners of last year?s asterisk awards for cultural experiences.

 

The Asterisk Awards: catapult (2004)

Find out what dedicated *cino members like best about their favorite (we hope) online magazine.

 

CIVA recommends

A list of essential books and films by Christians in the Visual Arts.

 
 

Columns

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Ineffable bawdiness

Are rock-stardom and Christianity compatible?

daily asterisk

I believe that, to some degree, an offending strangeness might be the surest means to seeing, hearing, and receiving a redeeming witness — a witness at work, for instance, in what Karl Barth refers to as the strange new world of the Bible. Does the Bible in any way dislocate our imaginations or prove to be an affront to what we consider seemly? In a certain sense, we might say that weirdness alone redeems, because it is that which strikes us as unseemly that forces us to redeem — or reevaluate — our vision of reality, our sense of what’s appropriate. Are we willing to have our vision undone and redeemed? Are we up for the religious experience of feeling offended?

David Dark
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

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