Coolest UU Linux news/recording the church service

In continuing to promote Linux for church use, I wanted to find an inspiring story for Unitarian Universalist and United Church Christians. Alas, the latter group didn’t produce much.

Honorable mention. I suppose the most ubiquitous use of Linux for Unitarian Universalists is itself, which (in 2004 anyway) had one Windows server and two Linux servers. Does anyone know differently now?

First runner up. The Rev. Sean Parker Dennison mused last November that “maybe one of my sabbatical projects will be to become a Linux geek like my brother.” His brother? Tony Steidler-Dennison (link to blog; itself a good Linux reference) who co-authored Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache with Stuart Langridge, one of the four hosts of the famous Linux podcast, LUGRadio. Serious geek cred.

But the prize goes to Ben Peck, the web developer of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Mass.), who spells out how they produce their postcast and maintains the site using Ubuntu Linux and WordPress, respectively. A valuable, if difficult for novices, tutorial. Someone in the Clara Barton District ought to ask him (nicely) to lead a workshop.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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