April 2nd, 2011
|01:17 pm - Finally.|
All Clergy Training Program course revisions are written and formatted. Now, I'm just waiting on final comments on the theology courses to finish rolling in (or for someone to say that things look complete), and then it's off to the Clergy Council with 'em.
'Bout damn time. My head's about to explode from all the theology, polytheology, ritual studies, geomythology, archeoastronomy, ethics, mythology, and general course design garbage that I've read in the past 12 months. Hell, I'm even (unofficially, with instructor's permission) enrolled in one of Dr. Sara Iles Johnston's courses, entitled "Methodologies for the Study of Ancient Religions." (Dr. Johnston also really wants to see our study program, incidentally. . . no pressure or anything like that on me. . .)
This is a far superior program to the last one. Here's hoping I can convince about 14 people that they should be of the same opinion.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: "Steamer", -JB
Hey, you've already convinced me!
I cannot express my thanks for all the work you have done on this project. ADF owes you a huge debt. THANK YOU!
Thanks. No debt owed: just make use of the work, that's all I ask.
Do you think I'd be able to switch to the newer (better) program once it comes out? And if so, do you have some suggestions for classes that I might start working on now that would transfer well to the new improved CTP? Thanks!
You can see the complete "draft" version on the ADF site. It should be stressed that none of this has been passed by the CoL:http://www.adf.org/members/org/clergy-council/ctp/outline-draft.html
If I were to suggest courses to complete, I'd suggest the following, all of which can transfer between the two versions with no issue because there won't be any change in their requirements:
- ADF Structure, Customs and Policies
- Law and the Church
- Indo-European Studies 1
- Indo-European Myth 1
- Liturgy Practicum 1: Domestic Cult Practice
- Ethics 1
Keep in mind that all the courses on the draft outline might change a bit (outside the ones listed above, which I don't have any intention to touch, though I suppose the CoL could force us to change them, if there's a known issue with one of the courses).
As for any courses you may already have completed, I'm expecting to accept all previously passed "Liturgy 1" courses, for example, as completing the "revised" CTP Liturgy 1 course, even though there's been a slight change to the requirements in the revision (some clarification wording was added to two of the requirements, to help differentiate them from other questions).
The following courses have no current approved version that you could pass at this time:
- Discipline 1
- Discipline 2
- Discipline 3
- Cosmology 1
- Ritual Mechanics
- Magic 1 for Priests
- Pagan Theology 1
- Pagan Theology 2
These are all new courses, so the revisions to the CTP need to be approved before anyone can submit or pass them.
I've actually been working on the new program for awhile. Even if for some bizarre reason this program isn't approved and I have to go back and finish the GSP, I'm better prepared to be a priest having half-completed the new program than had I continued on with the old CTP/GSP.
Just curious... does all this dedication have anything to do with an omen from Yule 2002? Or just an indirect result thereof? Or other things altogether?