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Puplit Plagiarism David Lose says that plagiarism in the pulpit (representing others' work as one's own) is unacceptable because it violates the integrity of the pastorate. Lose offers suggestions for avoiding plagiarism. 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 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. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Nathan Aaseng Plagiarized Sermons? 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. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Dennis R. Edwards Reading the Beatitudes Like a Christian - Study Guide 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. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz 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 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 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 A President Forgives A sermon illustration about a United States president who calls a staffer into his office to forgive him. The staffer was caught committing multiple acts of plagiarism. Appropriate for Luke 6:37 and other scriptures on forgiveness.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Warren Cole Smith Content or Communion? 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Matthew Phillips Most Teens Cheat The results of a study indicating that more than 70 percent of US college and high school students admit to cheating illustrates the biblical doctrine of total depravity (cf., Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; 7:1-25). Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Preaching Today. Leadership Roots James Schaap gives a moving, personal reflection on the "despicable theology of race and faith" with which American Christians of all stripes must reckon. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: James Schaap Five Tips for Discovering What to Do With Your Life 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. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Missio Alliance Author: Chris Morton History of Hymns: “He Lives” This offer background and commentary on the beloved him by Alfred H. Ackley (1887-1960), "He Lives." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn 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 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 Cheaters at Harvard, the Moral Decline of Language, and Overcome Hate with Love: Illustrations for Preachers 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley "Finding Forrester": Two-Way Mentoring Describing the mutually beneficial relationship between a budding writer and a reclusive Pulitzer Prize winner, this sermon illustration demonstrates the value of mentorship, relationship, and our need for community. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today
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