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Puplit Plagiarism Plagiarism compromises the integrity of the preacher. Lose offers encouragement to preachers who may be tempted to use someone else's words as their own. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: David J. Lose Begging, Borrowing, But Not Stealing This article explores the issues surrounding attribution, plagiarism, and borrowing ideas when crafting sermons. Resource type: Article | Source: The CRC Network | Author: James C. Dekker What Do Your Words Reveal? 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The High Calling | Author: John Leax Self-Plagiarism In this article, Nathan Aaseng speaks to the issue of preachers who "recycle" sermons, saying that most of the time, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Nathan Aaseng Things You Cannot Live Without: Forgiveness A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Hebrews 10:11-18. Landwehr 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Gender is the main topic of this essay which also defends the importance of marriage and gives insight into the nature of femininity. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Maria Fedoryka, PhD History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending” This offers background and commentary on the beloved hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788): “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending.” Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: C. Michael Hawn Reading the Beatitudes Like a Christian - Study Guide Study Guide / Adult Sunday School lesson about scripture and canon. Discussion questions and liturgical elements included. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Maintaining Your Virtual Integrity 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The High Calling | Author: Becky Garrison Gender: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Maria Fedoryka President Bush Forgives a Staffer Caught in Plagiarism An illustration by Warren Cole Smith, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Romans 12:3, Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:2, and 18 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Warren Cole Smith Preaching with Authority In this article, Chris Croghan reminds us of the power of God’s Word. When God’s Word enters into the ears of God’s people, God actually establishes a new reality for the hearer. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Chris Croghan History of Hymns: “He Lives” A history behind Alfred H. Ackley's beloved hymn "He Lives." Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: C. Michael Hawn Content or Communion? Churches and denominational structures have often treated technology as a matter of choice, but with the broad availability of video or audio sermons and prayers, the issue has become one of theological import, not merely stylistic... Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Matthew Phillips Forgive Us Our Shortcuts 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Nancy Lovell Worry Not 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Dean R. Heetderks Truth and Love Top Internet Word Search A statistic of the top defined words on Yahoo!, appropriate for 1 John 4:10 and Psalm 25:4-5. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Most Teens Cheat This sermon illustration shares the results of a study indicating that more than 70 percent of US college and high school students admit to cheating. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today "Finding Forrester": Two-Way Mentoring Describing the mutually beneficial relationship between a budding writer and a reclusive Pulitzer Prize winner, this sermon illustration demonstrates both the value of mentorship, relationship, and our need for community. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Copyright 101: Music Licensing This short article gives a very basic overview of music licensing. Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries
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