catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 13 :: 2014.06.27 — 2014.07.10

Language is a complicated thing.  It can clarify and obfuscate, it can heal and wound, it can educate and confuse.  This collection explores the words that have stuck with us, for whatever reason.



Growing up with the Word

From rote memorization to lectio divina: a journey with the God of the Bible.


Found in translation

Wrestling with a complicated ethno religious legacy.


Cooking with words

On the art of slicing and dicing for delectable combinations.

Words, language and the naming of things

A journey toward heresy and community.

Kacie and her words...

Confessions of a chronic scriblomaniac.

You can’t just use any word!

Life lessons in compassionate communication.


In case you missed it the first time

Let him hear

A very short sermon on true religion.

Not the words, but the voice

On the permeable boundary between a Chaim Potok novel and a summer internship.

Weaving the web

the daily asterisk

A treasure trove of thought-provoking quotes, sent to your e-mail inbox each weekday.


Learning to pray

Laura Lynn Brown on the weight of such words.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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