My friends over at Think Christian
have this Blog Entry
I find it amusing. I enjoy doing research, offering resources for FREE, and helping out but there has to be some effort to put your mark and take for ministry. I had a Senior Pastor that preached from a Book word for word. (I still remember the title: How to Love someone you can't stand). Sad really. And then I heard one of my favourite authors was fired for plagiarizing from Bob Russell(Bob Russell's sermons from his radio show) (article here
. He wrote a book entitled, Escape From Church, Inc. That made me SAD. And then @ a Teen convention I heard a seminar plagiaring Mike Yaconelli and telling the story of Sadie as if it happened to them. And then also at a youth convention - where the Main Speaker was paid - He spoke from a book entitled Great Youth Outlines and Discussions.
Is plagiarizing something new? Nope. I just pray that the pastors that do it are convicted to STOP!
As someone once told me - Quoting only one source "Plagiarizing"
Quoting 3 or more sources : RESEARCH
Adding your insight to the Research "Priceless"