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Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner is a religion columnist for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

Salvation Army Commissioner Linda Bond, who has been with the organization since 1969, became the first woman elected to the top post since 1986. (Salvation Army)

Woman tapped as new Salvation Army leader

For the third time in its 146-year history, the Salvation Army has selected a woman to be its general, or international leader. The London-based church and charity elected Commissioner Linda Bond on Monday to take office on April 2. Published January 31, 2011

Salvation Army prepares to promote a new 'general'

While its red Christmas collection kettles are largely packed away, the Salvation Army, an evangelical church best known for its social services, is facing a new task: electing a new "general," or international leader, to take office April 1. Published January 13, 2011

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Making e-mail work, for work and home

Things need to be simpler, in terms of e-mail, for all of us. Busy users don't have the time, or the patience to get involved in some of the things we have to do to make e-mail software work the way we'd like. Published January 11, 2011

A commemorative reprint of the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible (Associated Press) ** FILE **

King James Bible's 400-year reign

The King James Version of the Bible, also known as the "Authorized Version," marks its 400th anniversary in 2011, and by any measure, it has had a lasting impact on the world and on the language into which it was sent. Published December 29, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: iPad is tech product of year

Here's a stunner — several technology writers, your columnist included, were mightily impressed by Apple's iPad during 2010, so much so that it is showing up on several lists as "the" top tech product of the year. Published December 28, 2010


Adventist pastor Wilson dies at 90

Pastor Neal C. Wilson, 90, who served as president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1979 to 1990 and was the father of the denomination's current president, died Tuesday at a care facility in Dayton, Md. Published December 15, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Gifts, gadgets for the techie in your life

Your product sounds interesting," I said to Greg Lee, a marketer of a tech device in Philadelphia. Then I posed a question I have never — not once — asked in three decades of product reviewing: "How does it perform in bed?" Published December 14, 2010

Postage stamp to honor Reagan

If it was "morning in America" for former President Ronald Reagan, a commemorative postage stamp due in February to mark the Gipper's birth centennial will forever view the sunrise. Published December 13, 2010

KELLNER: What to do with computer under Christmas tree

It's that time of year again - and for readers of this space, I have exactly four weeks to dispense buying advice/tips before Dec. 25. (Readers who celebrate Hanukkah are less fortunate advicewise: The Jewish festival begins at sundown Wednesday and ends Dec. 9.) Published November 30, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Leica V-Lux 2 camera is worth a close look

You never forget your first time, a rather infamous liquor ad from long ago once suggested, and much the same could be said, in a far more positive sense, for using a Leica V-Lux 2, the recently launched digital camera from the famed German maker. Published November 23, 2010

KELLNER: Simpler is better for video-output displays

How do you maximize computer-screen space and flexibility? For many of us, this may not be a major issue: You have one computer, one display, and that's it. For others, it can get a bit more exciting. Published November 16, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: One free 'social' Web browser works better

Facebook, once a mystery if you weren't a college or university student (or recent graduate), is now the virtual "public square" of the age. We all connect there, or at least 500 million of us do. Published November 9, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: It's Acrobat X in a landslide for PDF files

For many readers on the day after the 2010 midterm elections, creating and manipulating documents may not be at the top of the agenda. But, trust me, no matter who won what on Tuesday, the paper (or paperless) flood of ideas, platforms, legislation, position papers and so on will come. And that's just from the 2012 campaign organizers. Published November 2, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Program transcribes audio quickly, accurately

MacSpeech Scribe is a deceptively good piece of software, well worth the $149.99 you would pay at full retail (though has it for $20 less). If you ever work with recorded speech, this is a program to consider. Published October 19, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: GoodSync, Good Book, good software

This may — or may not — happen to you, but I bet you can relate: There are files on your computer at work that might be very useful to have at home, or you have portable devices such as an Apple iPhone or iPad or a Google Android-based phone, and while you set these up at home, you would rather synchronize those devices at work, or vice versa. Published October 12, 2010

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: New Microsoft Office a game changer

It might not be fair to suggest that Microsoft's new Office for Mac 2011 is a Microsoft Windows "killer." However, it's fair to suggest that the pending release of this new productivity suite will knock down one of the very last barriers to bringing Apple's Macintosh operating system and hardware into enterprise domains where Windows has held hegemonic sway. Published October 5, 2010