One autthor who fits all three of those categories is Gary Thomas.
Never heard of him?
He's known, just not known by everyone.
In the world of discussion and debate - on big issues like politics, gay rights, abortion, etc - I admire how many Christian speakers and writers show great humility and love for those whose opinions are diametrically opposed to their own.
I'm often left wondering how best should we, who hold to the things of Jesus, continue to engage with others whose points-of-view are 180 degrees out from our own.
I have dear friends who admonish me to just love them. Other friends who say embrace them. I have deep friends who encourage me to accept them and their worldviews.
I love those who extend me such advice.
And at times, if I'm honest with myself, I am lost.
I know what the word of God says. I have immersed myself in it for long enough - many decades - to understand the content and the context. And I know that the Bible calls certain behavior patterns what they are: sin.
And I know people who I love don't like to hear that word.
So when I read Gary Thomas as he writes the following, I have to think about my own inability to be truthful at times. I substitute what I think is grace, when truth is actually needed.
"I'm not suggesting we ever depart from a gospel of grace; I'm asking whether we may be neglecting the gospel of truth."
"Even as we (commendably) want people to know they are loved, are we neglecting the truth that they also need to live in a spirit of repentance and openess to God's transforming work? Is it possible that telling people they are doing fine when they really aren't wearies God?"