The Many Motivators for Personal Holiness

The Lord has given his children a variety of motivations for how and why we pursue personal holiness, a point that Kevin DeYoung makes in our recent discussion over his new book The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness (Crossway, 2012). I began by asking Kevin about one model of sanctification that builds almost exclusively from justification in this 4-minute clip:

Here’s a full list of clips from our 7-part interview series with Kevin DeYoung on The Hole In Our Holiness

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Tony Reinke is a staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at