Mark Driscoll’s Citation Errors At A Glance

Since November 2013, Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll has been at the center of a controversy surrounding "citation errors" in his books. In addition to other bloggers, I have examined various claims and located several problems which involve multiple books and publishers.  Publishers Crossway, NavPress and Thomas Nelson have announced that they are in various stages of examining and/or correcting these problems.Click the image below to go to an identical table with live links to my … [Read more...]

Janet Mefferd Breaks Silence in Slate Article on Driscoll Controversy

Janet Mefferd has drifted into the background since her apology for her on-air actions with Mark Driscoll on her November 21 broadcast.  Today, in an article on Slate by Ruth Graham, Mefferd breaks her silence on the Driscoll controversy.Mefferd is clear that she continues to believe Driscoll's books inappropriately used material from other sources and that he needs to make it right. Go on over to Slate and read the article. … [Read more...]

Who’s Talking About The Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy?

Three days ago, Relevant Magazine published a brief article with the headline: Basically, Nobody's Talking About the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Accusations.What a difference a couple of days make. Now, lots of people are talking about the controversy swirling around Pastor Driscoll.Religion News Service, World Magazine, Christianity Today, Christian Post, Crosswalk, Right Wing Watch, Orlando Sentinel, Opposing Views, First Things, Examiner, Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, Religion Di … [Read more...]

Ingrid Schlueter Resigns From Janet Mefferd Show Over Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy

Coming from Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding Board: BREAKING: Ingrid Schlueter resigns in light of @JanetMefferd /@PastorMark plagiarism fiasco: http://t.co/DqO320mCiL pic.twitter.com/KqCUvXSBCr— Julie Anne (@DefendTheSheep) December 5, 2013 Schlueter's comment is as follows: I was a part-time, topic producer for Janet Mefferd until yesterday when I resigned over this situation. All I can share is that there is an evangelical celebrity machine that is more powerful than anyone realizes. Y … [Read more...]

Janet Mefferd Removes Evidence Relating To Charges Of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll; Apologizes To Audience

Just a few minutes ago, in a stunning about face, Janet Mefferd disclosed that she removed from her website the interview with Mark Driscoll that prompted charges of plagiarism. She also removed all of the visual evidence of plagiarism and apologized to her audience for her conduct during the interview. Saying she should have gone to Tyndale House first, she expressed regret that the matter had become a controversy among Christians.For most of the morning, observers on social media had noted … [Read more...]

Zombies, Plagiarism And Mark Driscoll Helped Me Write This Blog Post

First, let me thank Mark Driscoll for his help writing this blog post and give him full credit for inspiring the title.With all of the allegations of plagiarism and controversy swirling around Mark Driscoll on social media, it is nice that Driscoll can take time to teach us all how to write better blog posts.I am referring to his article yesterday titled "6 Simple Ways To Write Better Blog Posts." You'll have to read it to understand why my title was inspired by Driscoll. I want to give … [Read more...]

On The Allegations Of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll (UPDATED)

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As first reported by Religion News Service, Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll was accused of plagiarism by Janet Mefferd during a November 21 interview with Driscoll about his new book A Call to Resurgence. Originally, the charges related to the new book and material from the work of Peter Jones. Then several days later Mefferd produced more material from another Driscoll book which added to her claims.Since then, professor Colin Garbarino weighed in at First Things by flunking Driscoll on … [Read more...]

Janet Mefferd: David Barton Has Too Much Baggage On Historian Credentials To Run For Senate

Janet Mefferd is a conservative radio talk show host who believes Texas Senator John Cornyn needs an opponent in the upcoming GOP primary. However, despite the buzz building to draft David Barton, she doesn't think he is the guy for the job. On her Facebook page, Mefferd declared: I heartily agree that Texas Sen. John Cornyn needs to be primaried, but not by David Barton. He has way too much baggage on his "historian" credentials. She then links to MSNBC's article on the subject (which in turn … [Read more...]


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