This is the ministry that we started to serve the Street Boys in Kenya.
A fantastic podcast around faith & open source. I referenced one of the podcast creators in my talk.
Why is faith so much more visible in open source, then? My theory: faith and open source both place high value on community and a sense of public service.
I've always felt that open source pushed against culture in many of the same ways that faith did: the idea of selfless service (why do we call ourselves maintainers/stewards, on behalf of others) to others, a focus on building a sustainable community (volunteering, tithing, etc), stewardship of our lives (time/money is a gift), and engaging in creativity (God is creative). To me both the beliefs/practices of faith and open source engage us in a way that moves opposite to the default self-centeredness we find ourselves thinking and engaging in.
Fred Rodgers documentary (Mr Rogers Neighborhood). He used the medium of TV (new tech at the time) to help kids deal with the modulations of life. He loved Jesus and demonstrated the Gospel using technology.
Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Yet we think of prayer as some commonsense exercise of our higher powers that simply prepares us for God’s work.
Amazing, actionable advice on building a "calm company."
The ultimate guide to remote work! Highly recommended.