Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Gossip involves saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face. Flattery means saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back.
R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man, rev. ed. (Wheaton: Crossway, 2001). From chapter 11, “Discipline of Tongue,” 139.