catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Tuning In

vol. 4, num. 7 :: 2005.04.08 — 2005.04.21

One of the most diverse and ancient art forms is music.? Demonstrating its centrality to human culture, we have car radios, home stereos, live performance outlets in every church and town, and conferences dedicated entirely to exploring its connection to life lived faithfully in God.? So what about faith and music?



Good worship

The worship debate is more complex than ?traditional vs. contemporary? music. What guidance do we have for meaningful worship?


Sabbath memory, with music

An inadequate attempt to capture in words the working of the Spirit in music.


Mart?n Buscaglia

From a back room concert to the purpose of the artist.

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Encounters with an adagio

A composer and a conductor collaborate in the creation of music that moves.

Peacemaking, terrorism and art

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

Music in the name of Christ

A shorter catechism addressing seven big questions about music in God?s world.


Men are prigs

Marilynne Robinson frees John Calvin from historical captivity in The Death of Adam.

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In case you missed it the first time

Grace in recording

A Christian musician with a professional recording studio wrestles with tough questions as he confronts lyrics and actions in his business dealings that he doesn?t necessarily approve of.

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An interview with Pedro

Pedro the Lion?s David Bazan talks about the creative process, faith, and the community of Christian artists.

This rose grows from concrete

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

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Favorite mistakes

On the process of making a rock and roll album.

Weaving the web

Paste Magazine

It?s everyone?s favorite new read (and listen). Visit the web site for a sampling and subscription information.


Music Plasma

A fun way to discover new artists based on those you currently enjoy.


A Maestro who fights against loud noise?and silence

A fantastically talented musician and conductor, Daniel Barenboim sees music as a wordless means of uniting individuals across borders in Israel-Palestine.


Contemporary Music Center

CMC Founder Tom Willett presented at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Music on Saturday, April 2. Find out more about this semester-long program for college students aspiring to the music industry.


daily asterisk

As much of the urban sociology literature argues, the neighborhood is a critically important place for marginalized groups. Concepts such as place attachment and sense of community help us understand how impoverished and minority residents feel about their place, what uses they have developed for it, and what meanings they assign to them…. In many cases, working-class and minority neighborhoods are much more than what the media describe as urban ghettos scarred by violence and poverty. The close-knit families who live there value community life, social ties, and their roots in the neighborhood. Residents come to rely on each other and build bonds of mutual support within, between, and across neighborhood spaces.

Isabelle Anguelovski
Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

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