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So I’ve been vague concerning my new position and what is i’ll actually be working on.  Check it out in this posting if you’re interested.

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if you still need proof...

that the Free Software Foundation is run by crazy ideologues, read their FAQ on why you should upgrade your software to the GPL v3 license. Dries' comments on the GPL are insightful....

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If you think that backwards compatibility is always a good thing, you should check out Drupal 1.0....

there aren't a lot of things that really make me angry

But the widespread misrepresentation of the AmeriCorps expansion among Christians and conservatives is one of them. Here's an excellent FAQ that sets the record straight. No, public service is not mandatory. No, it is not re-education. No, it does not mean people are being paid to "volunteer." Unpaid volunteers could never accomplish what AmeriCorps interns do - national service is a full time job. And, finally, AmeriCorps interns aren't restricted from attending church. In fact, as my organization proves, you can serve your country at a faith-based program, as long as you don't participate in sectarian activity on the government's dime. I've gotten used to conservatives opposing government entitlement programs. I've certainly criticized welfare myself.Read more

"Faith Fighter" - Sacrilegious or Social Commentary?

Normally, I'm not one to post blog entries at UrbanMinistry.org. I'm more of a behind the scenes person, populating the homepage with helpful and interesting links for people interested in social justice. However, I've had to take to my personal UM.org blog for the following issue instead of just posting a link on the homepage, because this is something that affected me very personally. So, with that said:

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four years later, this is still true

"Implicit in the ecstatic visions of Web 2.0 is the hegemony of the amateur. I for one can't imagine anything more frightening." I, too, could never buy into the hype of "wikinomics." Free has its benefits, but it can't replace quality. I will miss the newspapers when they go....

now i don't feel so bad about not blogging anymore

Apparently I'm part of a broad social trend. I actually don't read other people's blogs much anymore, either. Facebook has really taken over. And Twitter, for many, though not for me. (Yet?)...

President Obama Appoints Joshua DuBois as Director of Faith-Based Office

Last week, President Barack Obama appointed Joshua DuBois, a 26-year old pastor and Boston University graduate, to head the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, formerly the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI). The Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships was created to help both religious and secular organizations focused on community outreach make an impact in their communities.

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