Church Tool try-out

There aren’t that many church-focused free- and open-source content management systems. Perhaps I should be happy there are any, but each of them has its quirks.

I found kOOL — even the name is a quirk — at churchtool.org. I found it because I was looking for church-related uses for the typesetting language LaTeX, which kOOL claims to support, and which I think has untapped possibilities to make church-related publications easier to produce and more beautiful.

We shall see. It took me quite a bit of time and some expert help just to get an instance of it installed on my home machine. So as I play with it, I’ll see what it does well and not so well, with a particular eye to complex family systems.  Any features or bugs I should watch out for?  And screenshots you’d like?

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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