Thursday, August 06, 2009

Stealing sermons yet again

Peter Mead, reflecting on an article by David Lose, writes on plagiarism in preaching and why it's simply wrong:
It’s about integrity. It’s about the lying to your congregation and misrepresentation of yourself. The trust of the people in you as the pastor and in preaching in general, is eroded. This is true of whole sermons, as well as illustrations and other sermon content. Any time we pass something off in the first person as our own, we lie.
Peter goes on to give practical advice on reasonable methods for referencing sources in preaching.


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