Plagiarism and copyright violation are critical issues in the academic, literaray, and creative arts. It is becoming an increasing ethical issue among congregations as well. This is intrinsically a scribal issue, especially since scribal ministry runs through every major vein of society (professionally, academically and spiritually) and is just now rising to the forefront in apostolic-prophetic communities.
Navigating the issue of plagiarism in the 21st century congregation is a pioneering endeavor for all involved. As scribes, we have the opportunity to set the standard for how we respond to these issues, especially in climates where a knowledge of this issue is not clear. It is imperative that we learn about plagiarism and copyright; and consider how it affects our specific communities.
An overview of plagiarism is provided below. I strongly encourage students in the CTT self-study program to purchase this book, "The Sin of Spiritual Plagiarism: Unauthorized Vessels."
In addition, a free PowerPoint presentation on spiritual plagiarism and a PDF document is provided below. Students may also use these resources freely in their presentations and as handouts "as is" (unaltered).
Scribe School resources include: