"How rare are the Christians who speak with a tender heart and have a theological backbone of steel.
Christians whose might in truth is matched by their meekness, whose theological acumen is matched by their manifest contrition. Whose heights of intellect are matched by their depths of humility.Whose relational warmth is matched by their rigor of study, whose bent toward mercy is matched by the vigilance of their biblical discernment.
I dream of durable, never-say-die defenders of true doctrine who are mainly known for the delight they have in God and the joy of in God they bring to the people of God - who enter controversy when necessary, not because they love ideas and arguments, but because they love Christ and the church."
~ John Piper