My endeavour is to bring out of scripture what is there, and not to thrust in what I think might be there. I have a great jealousy on this head; never to speak more or less what I believe to be the mind of the Spirit in the passage I am expounding. Charles Simeon
"I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit."John Knox on the weightiness of preaching
A decade ago (2004) the attention span of most adults stood at about 12 minutes and since then has been halved. So, the question comes: what impact should this have on preaching?
2013 saw incredible change in the legislative landscape of the United States with respect to marriage--a gay spring, if you will--that sharply divided the country along regional lines. Across the South and Central United States voters protected the traditional understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman and refused to extend that the … Continue reading The Gay Spring
Plagiarism is a sticky business. Judging by the interactions I have with friends in higher education, the appropriation of someone else's written work and intentionally passing it off as your own is quite common among college students. It has never been easier to lift text and insert it into you own document. I the quotes above were cut and pasted into wordpress. Simple. Ease, anonymity, and urgency create big incentives to take short cuts in research and to omit any or proper attribution.