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Tyndale Releases Results of Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Investigation

(UPDATED) Publisher: 'After taking the necessary and important time needed to investigate all aspects of this issue, [we've] concluded the following...'
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Today, Tyndale House Publishers released the conclusions of a three-week investigation into allegations of plagiarism against Seattle megapastor Mark Driscoll that drew widespread attention. In the same public statement (copied below in full), Driscoll ...

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Matt Haferkamp

December 27, 2013  8:38pm

I do not think two wrongs make a right, I do not like what happened to Dr. Land. I do not think Mark committed plagiarism. But if Peter Jones is happy who am I to point fingers. It seems to me it is just people who want to beat up on Mark, not like their isn't some good reasons to do that but this isn't one of them.

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audrey ruth

December 21, 2013  4:58pm

Wow, what a huge difference between the way this situation with Mark Driscoll and the situation with Richard Land were handled. There shouldn't be any difference. Plagiarism is plagiarism. Sharon, I appreciate and agree with your comments: "If Mark Driscoll were not a celebrity pastor, with a great deal of power, the outcome would likely have been quite different. I now regret that I worked to sell Tyndale House products, including many Bible studies like the ones mentioned in the article, while in my 20s. I am now a university professor, and if any of my students had engaged in like behavior, they would have received a failing grade at best, and removal from the school at worst. How can we teach our children and students to be scrupulous and honorable in their dealings if we excuse poor behavior and dishonesty?"

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Gee Lowe

December 21, 2013  2:53pm

I guess the author from whose writing Driscoll plagiarized is glad that his idea will have a better chance to reach a larger readership. Therefore, he doesn't mind. Call that permitted plagiarism.

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ROBERT WINTERS

December 20, 2013  7:52pm

It is a rare person that does not use the ideas of another person. A specific quote should be noted as well as a series of ideas, but to bag upon one who uses the ideas of another person is hypocritical.

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Howard Baker

December 20, 2013  4:35pm

It is good to see that it strikes others as disturbingly odd that Christian leaders are held to a lower standard than undergraduate students in public universities, most of whom would have been expelled for such violations.

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