hands on with kindle for mac

March 19, 2010 | Leave a comment

Four months after releasing Kindle for PC, Amazon dropped a Kindle Reader for Mac this week. I installed it last night and played with it for about five minutes. That’s all it took to learn what it could do. When Kindle for iPhone was released, I was pleased. It doesn’t replace my Kindle, but it’s […]

gearing up for passion week with @passionweek

March 17, 2010 | Leave a comment

The image to the left is from a carved door from the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. Though it dates to 400 years after the crucifixion, it is, arguably, the first known image of the event. It might have been that the crucifixion was too sacred, too horrific, or maybe both, to portray. But […]

plundering the archives in honor of st. patrick

March 17, 2010 | Leave a comment

In honor of St. Patrick, a look at my posts of St. Patrick’s days past: 2005: honoring st. patrick — an encouragement to drink green beer 2006: the prayer of st patrick — a prayer worth praying on other days too 2008: happy st. patricks day — the story of St. Patrick Veggie Tales style

some reading for the season

March 16, 2010 | Leave a comment

I’ve had a few books come my way from InterVarsity which were timely reads for the current season of Lent and Easter to come: The Mystery of the Cross: Bringing Ancient Christian Images to Life, by Judith Couchman This is a book of forty short essays describing how the cross has been portrayed artistically throughout […]


March 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

With my hands in several different projects around the web, I decided to create a simple bio/landing page a few years ago located at JohnChandler.org. (JohnChandler.com was long ago picked up by a Ford Dealership bearing my name in Amarillo.) I link to this site from twitter and often in blog comments. It serves as […]

how a $.99 iphone app led me to an important realization

March 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

A new addition to my iPhone is an app called Daily Deeds (iTunes link). It’s very simple. You make a list of actions you want to accomplish (almost) every day. As you complete them, you check them off in a satisfyingly large check box, er, circle. Trailing out to the left, you can see which […]

evil and the justice of god

March 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Much of my Christian journey over the last decade has been a growing understanding of how following Jesus shapes how we join God’s work in the world today. It’s not just that we are being formed to be like Jesus, but that we act with the intent of seeing God’s kingdom come through our continuation […]


March 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

When Amazon announced that they were opening the Kindle up to developers, there was only one app I could imagine that would be useful on the Kindle: Instapaper. Never mind. Last night, I tried out Ephemera. It’s fantasticical. (Sorry…sometimes exuberance supersedes grammar.) Ephemera syncs up with Instapaper when you connect your Kindle to your Mac, […]