A Call for Tough and Tender Pastors in Controversy, by John Piper, compiled by Justin Taylor

It seems to me that we are always falling off the horse on one side or the other in this matter of being tough and tender—

wimping out on truth when we ought to be lion-hearted, or

wrangling with anger when we ought to be weeping. . . .

Oh how rare are the pastors who speak with a tender heart and have a theological backbone of steel. I dream of such pastors. I would like to be one someday.

I feel this!  And I fail at this!  Go here to be encouraged and challenged.

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