Amazon Kindle and the UM Publishing House

I think that it is a no brainer for the denomination to offer resources on the Amazon Kindle. Imagine these available electronically and portably:

  • The Book of Discipline
  • The Book of Resolutions
  • The Book of Worship
  • The Pocket Book of Worship

I found myself wishing for this last weekend when I was at the bedside of a dying congregant. I did not have my pocket book of worship, but did have my iPhone via the Kindle App. I wished that I could have had those resources at my finger tips.

In addition, Kindle‘s could be given to General Conference participants and updates could be received electronically and in a way that is searchable – no need to print volumes of paper.

What might be preventing the United Methodist Publishing House from moving in this direction? How might I (or you) be helpful in making this possibility a reality?

Hope for the New Year

I have several hopes for the new year. If you want to understand them as New Year’s resolutions, I think that would be fine.

  1. Journey through the year in photographs with Project 365.
  2. Keep a one sentence diary each day in 2009.
  3. Be healthier on December 31, 2009 than I am today, including weighing 185 pounds on or before that date.

I am looking forward to the year. What are you planning / hoping for in 2009?