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 three books: Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011), Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (2015). He hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at