Publisher Thomas Nelson Alters Mark Driscoll’s Book Real Marriage To Correct Citation Problems

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On January 9, I compared a section of Mark & Grace Driscoll's book Real Marriage to Justin & Lindsey Holcomb's book Rid of My Disgrace. In that post, I noted that the Driscolls did not give adequate credit to the Holcombs for some material adapted from the Holcombs' book on recovery from sexual assault. While some supporters of Mark Driscoll have minimized concerns about plagiarism and  inadequate citation, the publishers involved apparently consider the problems to be important. First, … [Read more...]

Summary of New and Old Citation Problems in Mark & Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage

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In this post, I am going to summarize the remainder of instances of citation problems and recycling in Mark & Grace Driscoll’s book Real Marriage. In addition, I will add links to the previous issues discovered.First some issues I have not written about previously.On pages 53-54, the Driscolls write about "contract v. covenant marriage." To me, this use seems similar to their use of Dan Allender's relational styles of abused women ("tough girl, good girl, party girl"). First, from R … [Read more...]

More Citation Problems in Mark Driscoll’s Book Real Marriage; Leland Ryken’s Worldly Saints and More

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In addition to issues already raised about Mark & Grace Driscoll’s book, Real Marriage, I have found other instances where material was not cited, cited with errors, or recycled from other books. Today, I want to examine pages 115-117 from Real Marriage.  First I provide the sentence from the Driscolls' book and then the apparent source. The sentences in Real Marriage are provided in the order they are written in the book. I have provided screen caps of 2012 Real Marriage and Leland Ryken’s 1 … [Read more...]

Anti-Plagiarism Campaigner Says Mark Driscoll Did Not Adequately Cite The Work Of Peter Jones

Yesterday, I highlighted the work of the American Copy Editors Society against plagiarism. I learned about their work from Neil Holdway, treasurer of ACES and editor of Chicago area paper Daily Herald (incidentally, where Janet Mefferd once worked. Holdway was her boss there). I asked Holdway about the Mark Driscoll controversy and specifically about the initial allegations of his old colleague regarding Mark Driscoll’s use of Peter Jones’ work. In his response, Holdway took issue with the res … [Read more...]

American Copy Editors Society: Leading The Charge Against Plagiarism

When Tyndale House first responded to allegations of plagiarism in A Call to Resurgence by Mark Driscoll, the publisher claimed that Driscoll’s citation of Peter Jones was proper and conformed to “market standards.” Many people disagreed with Tyndale which has raised questions about what "market standards" should be.I learned yesterday about one effort to address the question of standards. I spoke to Neil Holdway, treasurer of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and an editor with the Ch … [Read more...]

Another Publisher in Conversation With Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll

Now NavPress is getting involved.This update was posted yesterday on Becky Garrison's article published by Religion Dispatches: We [NavPress] have chosen to respond to Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church directly and will keep the conversation private among both parties. There is no indication what the conversation is about but I can guess that it involves the use of Dan Allender's work from The Wounded Heart (published by NavPress)  in two of Driscoll's books, Real Marriage and Death By L … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll and Tyndale House Release Statement of Apology to Christian Post

Read the article here.Driscoll told CP: "Mistakes were made that I am grieved by and apologize for," stated the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church pastor. "As a Bible teacher, I know that Jesus loves us and uses everything for good. I know he cares very much that we do things in a way that reflects his glory. As a result, I have been praying that he would help me learn through all of this to become more like him and more effective for him." Tyndale House then released a defense of Driscoll … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Death By Love And Dan Allender’s The Wounded Heart: Is This Plagiarism?

When Janet Mefferd first accused Mark Driscoll of plagiarism, she focused on Driscoll's use of Peter Jones signature concepts of "oneism" and "twoism." Houston Baptist University professor Collin Garbarino looked at the matter and said he would have been "concerned about the lack of citation" but may have regarded it as "ineptitude."Then Mefferd claimed plagiarism in three other books (one of which I have examined in depth here and here). Specifically, she claimed that Mark and Grace … [Read more...]


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