Public images and portrayals notwithstanding, most conservatives do not enjoy controversy. Like everyone else, they wish to be loved and appreciated by everyone. But our understanding of the history of the impact of the uncritical use of critical methodologies upon the churches and their missions has led us to believe that faithfulness to Christ and to the revelation of God in Scripture is more important than human approval. Without belligerence and in painful awareness of our own inadequacies, we, nonetheless, plant our standard here.
HT: SWBTS Bloggers