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J.D. Grey on plagiarism, sermon preparation


Thanks for the article on plagiarism. You did a fine job with a difficult subject.

I read with interest your comments on J.D. Grey, and would like to share a quote that he made while I was on his staff at First Baptist Church of New Orleans. We were having our usual coffee break when he commented that “when a better sermon is written, I’ll preach it.” And, that was his motto! He was quite a character.

I have some of his typed sermon outlines that he gave me with his handwritten notations in the margins with dates of delivery on the back. Some were preached as many as 10 times through the years.