Resources on Plagiarism

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Topical Study on Plagiarism Plagiarism is the act, intentional or unintentional, of presenting another's words or ideas as one's own. Plagiarism is a form of both theft (taking without permission) and dishonesty (bearing false witness about oneself). Even when unintended, plagiarism is a serious matter. Pulpit Plagiarism Article by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/culture/puplit-plagiarism Article by David J Lose Topics: Plagiarism , Quotations , Sources , Honesty Source: Working Preacher In this article, David Lose writes that plagiarism in the pulpit violates the integrity of the pastorate and devalues the trust that is essential to effective pastoral ministry. Lose also offers suggestions for avoiding plagiarism. Begging, Borrowing, But Not Stealing Article by James C Dekker http://network.crcna.org/pastors/begging-borrowing-not-stealing Article by James C Dekker Topics: Plagiarism , Honesty , Sermon , Stealing Source: The CRC Network This article explores the issues surrounding attribution, plagiarism, and borrowing ideas when crafting sermons. No Posturing in Borrowed Plumes Article by Hunter Beckelhymer http://www.religion-online.org/article/no-posturing-in-borrowed-plumes/ Article by Hunter Beckelhymer Topics: Plagiarism , Ethics , Sermon Source: Religion Online Hunter Beckelhymer shares that plagiarism is widely practiced by parish pastors hard pressed to produce a fresh sermon weekly. The use of other minister’s materials in ones sermons brings us up against a profoundly ethical issue. What Do Your Words Reveal? Sermon Illustration by John Leax https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/what-do-your-words-reveal Sermon Illustration by John Leax Topics: Plagiarism , Words , Kindness Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling John Leax provides two different examples of the importance of being careful with words. The first is a story about plagiarism and the second about privileging kindness over laughs at key moments. Self-Plagiarism Practical How-To by Nathan Aaseng https://www.workingpreacher.org/columnist/self-plagiarism Practical How-To by Nathan Aaseng Topics: Preaching , Sermon , Homiletics , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher Arguing that there are occasions in which it is appropriate to "recycle" sermons, this article by Nathan Aaseng discusses how to adapt older sermons to meet a congregation's current context. An Encouraging Lesson from Paul's Conversion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/an-encouraging-lesson-from-pauls-conversion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Conversion , Work , Gospel , Power Source: The Spurgeon Center Here reflecting on Acts 9, Charles Haddon Spurgeon discusses the significance of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, a pre-eminent opponent of Christ's followers, and then the pre-eminent defender and evangelist for Jesus. Plagiarized Sermons? Article by Dennis R Edwards https://www.missioalliance.org/plagiarized-sermons/ Article by Dennis R Edwards Topics: Plagiarism , Sermon Source: Missio Alliance Dennis R. Edwards shares the pressure that pastors face preparing a sermon and how a sermon should be personal, telling our own story while studying the scriptures. Reading the Beatitudes Like a Christian Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/228259.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Beatitudes , Scripture , Word of God , History of Redemption Source: The Christian Reflection Project Study guide for a lesson about scripture. Patristic and medieval biblical interpreters can help us relearn reading Scripture within the story of salvation. Discussion questions and liturgical elements included. The double cure Article by Garwood Anderson https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2017/07/18/the-double-cure/ Article by Garwood Anderson Topics: Guilt , Sin , Calvinism , Salvation Source: The Living Church An analysis of the Hymn "Rock of Ages" by Garwood Anderson, who traces the twofold human dilemma — objective guilt and enslavement to sin — and the "double cure" of pardon and transformation in Christ. Preaching with Authority Article by Chris Croghan https://www.workingpreacher.org/sermon-development/preaching-with-authority Article by Chris Croghan Topics: Preaching , Scripture , Jesus Christ, authority of , Faith Source: Working Preacher In this article, Chris Croghan emphasizes the importance of "sticking closely to the text of Scripture itself" in preaching. Today's listeners, so full of "skeptic acid," need to hear the new-reality-establishing Word of God. Things You Cannot Live Without: Forgiveness Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/4911 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Confession , Sin , Reconciliation Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection A sermon by Arthur Landwehr on Hebrews 10:11-18. Landwehr's reflection on the necessity of confession and forgiveness, grounded in the cross, as the means by which people take responsibility for wrongs and find healing. Gender as a Spiritual Reality (A Catholic Perspective) Article by Maria Fedoryka http://www.hprweb.com/2012/11/gender-what-is-it-and-why-does-it-matter/ Article by Maria Fedoryka Topics: Gender , Sexuality , Catholic , Trinity Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this article, Maria Fedoryka argues that masculinity and femininity are reflections of the two gestures of love—self-giving and receiving—that are found within the Trinity. What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Article by Maria Fedoryka http://www.hprweb.com/2012/11/gender-what-is-it-and-why-does-it-matter/ Article by Maria Fedoryka Topics: Love , Marriage , Persons , Gender Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Gender is the main topic of this essay which also defends the importance of marriage and gives insight into the nature of femininity. Content or Communion? Article by Matthew Phillips https://www.faithandleadership.com/matthew-phillips-content-or-communion Article by Matthew Phillips Topics: Preaching , Community , Technology , Sermon Source: Faith and Leadership Why shouldn’t we just download the best sermon available at iTunes for our Sunday worship? This article argues that the Word proclaimed can't speak to communities with depth unless it is particular to the hearers. Roots Article by James Calvin Schaap https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/08/22/roots/ Article by James Calvin Schaap Topics: Slavery , Race , America Source: The Twelve James Schaap gives a moving, personal reflection on the "despicable theology of race and faith" with which American Christians of all stripes must reckon. Five Tips for Discovering What to Do With Your Life Practical How-To by Chris Morton https://www.missioalliance.org/vocation-five-tips-discovering-live/ Practical How-To by Chris Morton Topics: Work , Vocation , Meaning of Life , Calling/Vocation Source: Missio Alliance Reflecting on Ephesians 2:10, this practical how-to encourages Christians to pay attention to compliments, recognize what causes frustration, find work that feels meaningful, assess skills that are already present, and take cues from peaks and valleys. Forgive Us Our Shortcuts Article by Nancy Lovell https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/forgive-us-our-shortcuts Article by Nancy Lovell Topics: Truth , Work , Lying , Life Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Often in life it seems like the best way forward is sideways, through some shortcut or another. Yet God calls us to take the honest path, unused as it might seem, rather than proceed by deceit. Maintaining Your Virtual Integrity Sermon Illustration by Becky Garrison https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/maintaining-your-virtual-integrity-interview-daniel-lohrmann-cto Sermon Illustration by Becky Garrison Topics: Technology , Conscience , INTEGRITY Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This article considers virtual integrity, encouraging us to maintaining a clear e-conscience where our Christian character applies also to our online activities and actions. This resource is well suited as a sermon illustration or sermon starter. Cheaters at Harvard, the Moral Decline of Language, and Overcome Hate with Love: Illustrations for Preachers Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/september/8091012.html Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley Topics: Morality , Virtue , School , Honesty Source: Preaching Today The stories here provide fodder for illustrations on the decline of integrity at elite schools, the paucity of virtuous language, and how one church used the power of the gospel to serve its opponents. Worry Not Article by Dean R Heetderks https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2004/worry-not Article by Dean R Heetderks Topics: Trust , Church , Art , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Here is a design to remind us not to worry based on what Jesus said in Luke 12. It is based on Jesus' comments about the lilies and the ravens.