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

What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned! 

Franny
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

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