The Workstation of a Freelance Journalist: iMacs & iPads

November 30, 2010 | Leave a comment

A quick look at how Roger Ratcliffe shares his work between an iMac, MacBook Air and an iPad.

Using multiple screens and computers makes it easier to focus when you are writing, especially when you’ve got multiple windows open. It

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

November 29, 2010 | Leave a comment

While many of us “grown-ups” talk about the struggle to maintain focus on creative work, this distraction is almost native for a generation that is growing up knowing nothing else. A troubling article……

November 29, 2010 10:07 am

the extant literature of the ancient Near East has preserved no other account of the creation of primordial woman. The present narrative is therefore unique. Moreover, whereas the creation of man is told briefly, in a single verse, the creation …

Ten Minute Advent Retreats

November 27, 2010 | Leave a comment

“Advent is a four week season of preparation for the celebration of God’s appearing (advent means “appearing” or “coming”). During Advent, we remember that God has appeared in Jesus and that God will one day appear again, to rule with …

November 27, 2010 4:52 pm

Over this good creation, God calls the human “ruler” to serve as steward or under-sovereign, to embody God’s own care for, and protection of, his good creation in his own sovereign rule over the earth…

God himself is revealed or …

The Living Witness 2010 at Duke (iTunes U Link)

November 19, 2010 | Leave a comment

NT Wright, Andy Crouch and Rob Bell at Duke Theological Seminary…

Urban Neighborhoods: A Few Thoughts

November 19, 2010 | Leave a comment

As we were beginning to think about moving to Austin, I plotted every new church I could find on a map. We wanted to have a sense of what was happening where. The map ended up working out a lot …

What the Church Was a Family

November 18, 2010 | Leave a comment

I wrote this review of When the Church Was a Family for the Austin PlantR Network.

CSS3 for Web Designers

November 16, 2010 | Leave a comment

The latest from A Book Apart, written by Dan Cederholm was released today. HTML5 for Web Designers was nifty, and I’m looking forward to jumping into this one.…

Some Fall Reading

November 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

I’ve fallen behind in posting some book reviews this fall. But, I’ve read a number of books that are worth a mention:

Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism, by James KA Smith
What Would Jesus Deconstruct?, by John Caputo
These …

Tweet Library 1.1 for iPad (iTunes link)

November 12, 2010 | Leave a comment

Tweet Library 1.1 was released today. This a nifty app from my friend Manton that can be used as a typical Twitter app to tweet and follow others. However, its unique feature is the ability to archive, curate, and filter …

InstaPaper 2.3 Can Send Articles to OmniFocus

November 12, 2010 | Leave a comment

This is really, really, really, really great stuff. Really.

Works really, really great on both iPhone and iPad. I hope this is the first of many apps to do something like this.

Really great.…

Review: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

November 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

When I became interested in understanding Jesus in his first century context several years ago, one of the names that appeared in several contexts was Kenneth Bailey. Bailey is a New Testament scholar who specializes in understanding Middle Eastern cultures …

November 11, 2010 11:43 am

Yet in my experience, a community requires more leadership than a hierarchy does. A hierarchy has clear goals, a well-established division of labor, and a set of policies about how things are supposed to run; if the machine is well …

Hibari: My Mac Twitter App of Choice

November 9, 2010 | Leave a comment

A few weeks ago, I griped to a friend about the missing features on Tweetie for Mac, like proper retweets and such. He pointed me toward Hibari. I tried it. I liked it. I bought it. Chalk up another win …

iPad, MacBook Air, or Both?

November 9, 2010 | Leave a comment

The Brooks Review on the niche uses for carrying both the MacBook Air and an iPad.

For most, including me, it would be a luxury to have both. But just in case you are looking for ways to justify it……

Gruber uninstalled Flash

November 5, 2010 | Leave a comment

Me too!…

Screencasts Online Review of Scrivener 2.0

November 5, 2010 | Leave a comment

Link pulled from the comments of my brief Scrivener 2.0 review. (Thanks for sharing the link, John.)…

Logophiliacs Rejoice! Scrivener 2.0 is Here

November 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Logophiliacs: lovers of words — from the Greek logos for words and phileo for lovers of the brotherly kind.

I can’t promise you that a Greek linguist would say there is such a thing as a logophiliac, but I …

Elements 1.5 for iPad

November 4, 2010 | Leave a comment

I reviewed this app in my iPad Writing Apps Showdown. The new version released yesterday should raise consideration for this app. Two new and notable features:

  • Ability to sync folders — I haven’t tested it yet, but this means