catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Truth

vol. 9, num. 19 :: 2010.10.22 — 2010.11.04

Throughout human history, we’ve expressed our ideas about truth with images that carry vastly different meanings. Think: hanging it on a flagpole or panning for gold or trying to catch a moonbeam in your hand. Do you meet the word with a swell of confidence or a shudder of unease? Or maybe both?

 

Feature

There is more than one version of this

A crime reporter's perspective on nothing but the truth.

Fact vs. truth

A childhood of gathering evidence gives way to an adulthood of storytelling.

Editorial

Living from mystery

On truth, interpretation and the search for a bible-based way of life.

Articles

The popular and the absolute

Wrestling with truth in the context of taste and interpretation.

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Truth without borders

An interview with John Van Sloten, author of The Day Metallica Came to Church.

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Choosing to surrender

A reflection on religious identity and the freedom of commitment.

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Our shrinking souls

On Emerson's understanding of the soul and the search for divine truth.

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The lie of perfection

On giving politicians permission to tell the truth.

Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

A waste of time?

I thought liberal arts classes would be boring, until I started finding God in every one of them.

Seeking truth

Who are the gatekeepers of God?s truth?

The gift of disillusionment

How and why college sophomores are learning to embrace apocalypse.

Weaving the web

Cornel West: Truth

Astra Taylor’s car-ride interview with the Princeton philosopher.

 

Nothing outside the text? Taking Derrida to church

James K.A. Smith on postmodern philosophy, interpretation and the Bible.

 
 

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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