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Week Six Chaplain the Rev. Kenneth W. Chalker gives the sermon during Sunday’s morning worship service. Photo by Adam Birkan.

Chalker: ‘Power, purpose and passion in the face of enormous difficulty’

“June 6 is a significant day in our country’s history. Many think of D-Day in 1944 and the many thousands involved and the lives that were lost. But I am thinking of June 6, 2011, the day the late Steve Jobs gave his last major speech,” said the Rev. Kenneth Chalker at the beginning of his sermon at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service of Worship and Sermon. Chalker is serving as the Geraldine M. and Frank E. McElree Jr. chaplain for Week Six.

Jobs had gathered a group of engineers and scientists to talk about the lastest innovations at Apple. He introduced iCloud, an innovation that allows people to store five gigabytes of memory in a place that is not any specific place. Just one gigabyte of memory, Chalker said, can hold 4,500 books, 342 digital photos, 256 MP3 selections. Unsurprisingly, the engineers were asking how does it work, how does it function?

“Jobs said over 25 times in that speech, ‘You don’t need to know. I don’t know; it just works!’ The audience clapped. People have been lining up to use it; it just works,” Chalker said.

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