Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pulpit Plagiarism

Why wrack your brain trying to come up with your own original sermons when it's so much easier to steal one from someone else? Galatiansc4v16 has the story.

Pastors, if you're going to use someone else's words rather than your own, why not just pick up a Bible? Trust me. Your congregation will love you for it -- even, no, especially if you quote it verbatim.


Rachel R. said...

This is exactly why my husband does not have a church position anymore. Because our senior pastor was doing *exactly* this (relating experiences word-for-word as though they were his own, and everything), we called him on it, he was totally unrepentant, and the rest of the church leadership didn't care!

What's saddest about the whole thing, to me, is exactly what galatiansc4v16 points out - that even the world doesn't tolerate plagiarism. :(

Rachel R. said...

Oops. That didn't come out right. I don't find it sad that the world doesn't tolerate plagiarism! I find it sad that even the world doesn't, but the Church does.

Lee Shelton said...

Sorry to hear about your husband. I think it's the same mindset that allows people to tolerate phonies like Benny Hinn. They have this twisted notion that the end justifies the means.

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