Video: Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung Discuss "The Hole in Our Holiness"

The hole in our holiness is that we don't care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears un-spiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working. Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don’t seem all that concerned about it.

Join Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung, author of The Hole in Our Holiness, as they discuss the topic of holiness above.

Video from The Gospel Coalition


  • 00:01 — What is the “hole in our holiness”?
  • 02:18 — What is the relationship between rest and righteousness, between the pursuit of holiness and glorying in our acceptance because of the finished work of Christ? Are you not gospel-centered because you’re saying we need to pursue, emphasize, and talk about holiness more?
  • 05:26 — Is this a book about holiness or is it also for people who want to pursue holiness? Is it more like a systematic theology or a practical manual?
  • 07:20 — Is The Hole in Our Holiness a timely book specifically addressing the current discussions and debates about holiness or do you see it more as a timeless book?
  • 09:47 — How can we pursue “ the holiness without which no one will see the Lord”? (Hebrews 12:14)

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