Mark Driscoll and Result Source: What About the Other Best Seller Lists?

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By now, most people know that Mars Hill Church entered into a contract with ResultSource Inc. to place Mark and Grace Driscoll's book Real Marriage on to the New York Times Best Seller List. World Magazine broke that story and then I posted the contract between MHC and RSI. Overlooked in the fallout from that story is that Real Marriage also made it on other best seller lists. According to the contract, this was by design.Note that RSI pledged to attempt to Real Marriage on best seller … [Read more...]

Writing Recycling: A New Wrinkle in the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy?

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In 2012, journalist Jonah Lehrer came under fire for self-plagiarism.* Lehrer eventually lost his job due to recycling and inventing material, notably attributing false quotes to Bob Dylan. While writing for the New Yorker, Lehrer posted a column which began in nearly the same manner as a column published by the Wall Street Journal during the previous year. Jim Romenesko first reported Lehrer's recycled material. To see how similar they are (nearly identical), you can go to Romenesko's blog … [Read more...]

David Barton’s bad media day

No TGIF for David Barton last week.First, the Wall Street Journal published a book review of The Jefferson Lies by Alan Pell Crawford which briefly takes apart the book. Crawford begins by agreeing with Barton that Jefferson's connection to his slave Sally Hemming's children has not been established. However, from there on, the review identifies problem after problem with The Jefferson Lies. … [Read more...]

Sexual identity: Wall Street Journal reports on APA report and sexual identity therapy

(First posted on August 6, 2009)The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that…The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read Scripture, even married, but they haven’t been able to shake sexual attractions to other men — impulses they believe to be immoral.Dr. Throckmorton is a ps … [Read more...]

Social psychologist David Myers opines on APA report in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal invited Hope College social psychologist David Myers to write a column regarding the APA task force report on appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation. Dr. Myers is the author of several books, including the text I use in teaching the social psychology class at GCC. I highly recommend the text, as well as his book on Happiness.Here is a taste of the article:Applause for the APA's sensitivity to religious diversity has come from previously opposing … [Read more...]

Get Religion discusses media coverage of the APA report

The Get Religion blog has two entries up today discussing media coverage of the APA sexual orientation and therapy report. The first one deals with the articles by the Associated Press, Washington Times, and Baptist Press.The second one hearts the Wall Street Journal article by Stephanie Simon which discusses the sexual identity therapy framework and the APA report.FYI … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal covers APA task force report and sexual identity therapy

The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that...The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read Scripture, even married, but they haven't been able to shake sexual attractions to other men -- impulses they believe to be immoral.Dr. Throckmorton is a psychology professor at a … [Read more...]

Next – What does "tax cut" mean?

I am shocked that the media has not been reporting this stuff but even more shocked that the McCain camp has not been contesting it at every turn.According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama's tax cut to all working families is not what it appears.The IRS will become even more of a welfare bureau if Obama has his way.Commenters, please address the facts and logic in this article and not the fact that it came from the WSJ. … [Read more...]


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