It has finally gone live.
This is a project I have been working on since June 2011. Well, unless you include the work I did at Wikibooks starting in October 2005.
There are still a few kinks to work out, but the wiki project I started back in 2005 has been adopted by the Youth Ministries department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It started as an unofficial Answer Book, and now it is the Official Answer Book. It has been a long journey, and now it’s finally live.
To be sure, I didn’t do all the work represented at this site, but I did do an awful lot of it (much more than half). It has been and shall remain a community effort.
The impetus for moving this body of work to the NAD’s control was because Wikibooks has a neutral point of view (NPOV) policy. NPOV is not exactly compatible with religion in general, and Pathfinders is a religious organization. The Honors Answer Book was just on the neutral side of the NPOV line, but I wanted to expand it to include an Instructor’s Manual for teaching the new Pathfinder Investiture Achievement curricula. That would have put it well over the line. To this end, I proposed the idea to my friend Mark who serves as the NAD Youth Ministries webmaster. From there it went through several committees at the NAD, and once approved, we had to shepherd it through countless technical hurdles.
But tonight the last hurdle was cleared and it went live.