I hate it when people substitute the word passionate for the word abbrasive. Example: That pastor is just passionate about God, that's why he says things like that. What they should say is That pastor is abbrasive, that's why he says things like that.
I know many people must like that style, as evidenced by large and quickly growing churches, but I am certainly not one of them. To me it just seems like a throwback to the old "give 'em hell" preachers. Why would we desire to revert to that? JM