President Obama reads a daily devotional on his BlackBerry

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Technology and religion have often been seen as near mutually exclusive. Religion looks to lessons learned a few millennium ago, while technology is constantly trying to replace old understandings of this world with new ones. On the other hand, technology and religion go incredibly well together in that religion has a foundation of communication, which technology is making leaps and bounds in.

President Barack Obama is a great example of how technology and religion are symbiotic. Each morning, Obama reads a devotional on his BlackBerry.

“I pray all the time now — because I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate and I need guidance all the time,” he said with a laugh during an interview with ABC’s Nightline that was aired Thursday night.

Obama said he receives his daily devotional from Joshua DuBois, his director of faith and neighborhood initiatives.

“That’s how I start my morning. You know, he’s got a passage, scripture, in some cases quotes from other faiths to reflect on. This is something where you just hope that you are aligning your work with His purposes and that you’re attuned to the needs of the people you’re there to serve,” he said. ”

For those looking for a good Bible App, LifeChurch.TV have a free Bible for your BlackBerry. You can download it OTA from youversion.com/bb.

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  • OCC

    Ah, who cares. Anymore drivel like this I’ll quit coming to this blog.

  • OCC

    Ah, who cares. Anymore drivel like this I’ll quit coming to this blog.

  • mark

    I wonder if there is anyway I could get that message every day….I am sure its pretty good.

  • mark

    I wonder if there is anyway I could get that message every day….I am sure its pretty good.

  • Steve

    I agree. He’s an embarrassment to Blackberry users!

  • Steve

    I agree. He’s an embarrassment to Blackberry users!

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  • Bup

    He reads from the Karl Marx Devotional I’m sure. Be careful, he may tax this blog too.

  • Bup

    He reads from the Karl Marx Devotional I’m sure. Be careful, he may tax this blog too.

  • http://sqent.blogspot.com/ Josh Lloyd

    I figured I’d find a few anti-Obama comments, haha, glad I’m not the only one. If he was applying what he read in the Bible, he wouldn’t be supporting abortion, and he wouldn’t be lying to the people every other day. He needs to take that economy-draining health care bill and shove it while he’s at it.

  • http://sqent.blogspot.com Josh Lloyd

    I figured I’d find a few anti-Obama comments, haha, glad I’m not the only one. If he was applying what he read in the Bible, he wouldn’t be supporting abortion, and he wouldn’t be lying to the people every other day. He needs to take that economy-draining health care bill and shove it while he’s at it.