Captain's Log

Personal thoughts and stories from Kevan Chandler.

Communion in Weakness

My grip is not much to write home about these days. My right arm and hand r...

Hospitality

In his book, The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen says that hospitality is “the creation of an empty space where the guest can find his own soul.” I’ve be...

Summer Highways

June will forever be, in my mind, the month for road-trips. It started after my high school graduation, when some friends and I went on tour, playing...

Our Daily Bread

This past winter was difficult for me, as most winters are. The cold air sets in and no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get warm. And wha...

Senses: An Easter Story, Part 2

I don’t know how long I sat there, staring blankly at those pieces of bread, but I was brought back by a sudden movement out of the corner of my eye....

Senses: An Easter Story, Part 1

I was deaf already. I had been my whole life. My eyes worked just fine, though, which meant I saw perfectly well how Jesus healed the blind man in tow...

Dads in Church

I was sitting in church recently on a Sunday morning and realized something really wonderful. It was during the music. There was a family just in fron...

Kingdom of Others

Does looking out for #1 ever get old to you? Do you ever wonder if there’s something more?In his second letter to the Corinthian church, Paul talks ab...

Big Gestures

In June this past year, Katie and I went with Ben and a crew of friends to see some amazing families around Colorado. Our visits kicked off with a bri...