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Filed under: Uncategorized — Vitali at 11:24 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Evangelical churches and ministries across America are reeling today after a lower court in Manhattan found the defendants guilty in the “U.S. vs. ‘Rev. John Smith'” sermon sharing case.

On April 1, 2007 the justice department filed charges against thousands of pastors and seminary students across America. Due to the large number of parties involved, the justice department simply designated the defendant as “Rev. John Smith” to represent the whole.

At the center of the suit are the sermons and writings of Rev. Timothy J. Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. After an intensive three year investigation the justice department uncovered an extensive network of pastors, seminary students and other church workers who downloaded hundreds of sermons by Rev. Keller, distributed them and preached them regularly in churches across America.

Read the whole thing here.

Guilty as charged. Maybe I should shut down my blog before authorities get to me… :)

Update: Well, just want to clarify that this article is intended as a joke. I know it’s sounds very realistic, but it’s not real.



Comment by Claire and Eugene

December 13, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

Hi vatali – not really making a comment on this post but just wanted to say hello and I have enjoyed reading your blog…

How about coming up for the next Together for the Gospel Conference in 2008 = )?


Comment by Josh R

April 3, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

I think most decent preachers plagiarize Keller, But most everything Keller preaches he plagiarized from Edwards, so all is fair..

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