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No Balance is Necessary

Today for Leadership Journal, I had the privilege of interviewing one of my favorite pastors and authors, Kevin DeYoung of University Reformed Church in Lansing, Michigan. If you haven't read DeYoung's books, Just Do Something, Why We Love the Church, and Hole in Our Holiness, well then you need to read them. You should also follow his blog, where he posts excellent, balanced content on the life of the Church. One of the questions I asked Kevin was related to the tension between grace and the pursuit of holiness: There is a tension in the New Testament. On the one hand we are told, over and over again, that sanctification is all of grace. And yet there are a lot of active verbs which urge Christians to strive and toil and work in pursuit of holiness. How do pastors balance this in their preaching? In one sense, no balance is necessary. We can’t work too hard...

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