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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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Win a free copy of Kasper Hauser’s “Obama’s BlackBerry”

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We recently wrote about the book by San Francisco comedy troupe Kasper Hauser “Obama’s BlackBerry.” The book has some pretty hilarious fake musings between Obama and his various presidential colleagues, including Vice President Joe Biden, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hachette Book Group are giving away 5 free copies of the book to BlackBerry Cool readers. To win, comment an app you’d think Obama would like and why. We’ll choose our 5 favorite.

Only residents of the US and Canada are eligible to win; no PO boxes, please.

Read our post about Obama’s BlackBerry for quotes.

UPDATE: Thanks for participating guys. Here are the winners:

Leslie

Visible Vote is an app I think President Obama would love! He could give congress a heads up on how to vote on a bill w/o having to hold a meeting or send out staffers to the hill. He can vote yes/no/don’t care and send congress members emails via the app. It’s everything I think President Obama would love as a BlackBerry user. He is very aware of technology and this could pose to be an excellent step forward in the way he lets congress know how he feels on current bills.

elizabeth

I just looked at all the apps. I have and came to a conclusion that Obama will like the evernotes app. He could take notes, take pictures, and do a video thing for his kids. I could totally see Obama taking notes, taking pictures and sending them to his wife and kids! It’s because the app. I good to use anytime, anywhere and for whatever reasons! The president can’t miss a thing that’s why!

Richard

How about a copy of Google Latitude so he can tell where everyone is at any given time? So he knows if Biden has left the building or not? :) Wait, I suppose he the most powerful spy network in the world to do that for him, never mind…

Travis

Seriously?! Obama doesn’t want the app I’m going to mention, he has it. The Spoof App. Obama can make prank calls to the likes of Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, etc. He might even dial across the world and start WWIII with the app. He probably buys minutes in the app so he doesn’t have the 2 min ads.

Kreg

Obama has to have Quickpull installed. When you’re the president of the united states and your app memory runs low, you can’t just sit there and pull the battery out. You need to be a little sly with it and click a button and put the phone back in the holster until it boots back up.