Defending the truth is a crucial part of [pastoral ministry], but it is not the main part. Holding the truth and permeating all our ministry with the greatness and sweetness of truth for the transformation of our people’s lives is the main part of our ministry.
Who said that? …
Shocked? If you are, then perhaps you should reconsider the way that you view Piper.
But more than anything, may we learn from what Piper says here. As pastors (and congregants) we probably do not have time to defend the truth. But we certainly can hold onto it and allow it to permeate every bit of our being.
May we savor Truth.