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Review, “@TyndaleHouse Select NLT: Select Reference Edition”

For the bibliophile, there is barely anything more joyful than a finely pieced book. Yes, it is about the interior, but so too the exterior. In fact, bibliophiles know you can judge a book by its cover. There is also a select group of bibliophiles who do more than collect books, but so too collect bibles. I myself have numerous hard copies of the Scriptures, in different translations, with different covers, in different editions. There are two holding top-tier in my collection. The first is the Cambridge KJV with Apocrypha. It is black calfskin leather. The second is a


Another day, another publisher investigates @PastorMark

Warren Throckmorton points out on his blog, that Crossway is investigating charges about Driscoll’s plagiarism while pointing us to an article on Religion Dispatches: In an email exchange, Crossway stated, “We are in touch with Mars Hill and are conducting an internal review to ensure that our books published by Mark Driscoll have proper citation and documentation.” So far, NavPress, publisher of Wounded Heart, has not issued a response regarding Driscoll’s use of that book without proper citation, nor has Thomas Nelson commented about these latest allegations of plagiarism committed by its #1 New York Times bestselling author, and why it appears to


@tyndalehouse’s “nuanced” “mistake” about Janet Mefferd’s apology

In the press release regarding Mark Driscoll’s “mistakes,” Tyndale says: In the days following the interview, the talk show host posted on her blog further allegations of plagiarism against Pastor Driscoll, complete with screenshots of other books where she alleged he had committed plagiarism. She later removed all of those posts and issued a public apology. Um, that’s a lie/half-truth/oh-bless-their-heart… This was posted a few minutes ago by Ms. Mefferd. She, unlike Tyndale, is telling the truth. She originally said: I should have contacted Tyndale House directly to alert them to the plagiarism issue. She has yet to withdraw


Farewell, @tyndalehouse.

Tyndale House is standing behind Mark Driscoll even though more allegations of plagiarism are surfacing. They are hiding behind nuances and attempting to shame those who see through this facade: “To his credit, Mark Driscoll has moved quickly to make all necessary changes where mistakes were made in the study guide” said Ron Beers, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Tyndale. “Moreover, he has assured us that he has personally spoken with the primary editor of a commentary that was inadvertently used in the study guide without adequate citation, and all parties spoken to have told Pastor Driscoll


Academic Integrity, Paraphrasing Plagiarism according to Princeton University (@pastormark @tyndalehouse)

Part of the issue is this idea of “market standard.” Is “market standard” less than an academic standard? I doubt it because academics participate in the marketplace as well and will generally set the market standard. Remember, the original charge was that Driscoll plagiarized by paraphrasing 14 pages of Peter Jones’s work. 14 pages. After reviewing the material and the charges, I, as an academic grader, would cite the example below and fail Driscoll. From Princeton University: Original source (text) From time to time this submerged or latent theater in Hamlet becomes almost overt. It is close to the


Um, @johnpiper calls out @pastormark and @tyndalehouse over plagiarism



How to report @PastorMark’s book to @Amazon

First, for the background, see here. Then, go here. Do you see the Feedback box? Look for: Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? Click here I would recommend something simple, like this: This book is contains plagiarized material. See… And include links to the blog post at the top of this post or some of the links in that blogpost. Or your choice of links. Let’s do this.