Ghostwriting & Preaching Your Own Words

Episode #232
May 7, 2021
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What is ghostwriting? Do some pastors actually use ghostwriters? In this episode, Josh and Sam discuss the ethics of using other people to help write books and sermons. They also discuss the validity of aspiring to broaden your audience beyond your church. Additionally, this episode covers services that help with sermon outlines and illustrations. Should you use sermon outlines from another source? 

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is committed to providing theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. Southwestern Seminary offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Just this year, our friends at Southwestern launched new 8-week online classes, which means you don’t have to wait until the next full semester to begin. If you are interested in taking the next step in ministry, visit to learn more about how you can get started.  

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