William B. Evans and Sean Michael Lucas have been engaged in a profitable discussion over at Reformation 21 on sanctification and the gospel. Here are their exchanges:
- Evans, “Sanctification and the Nature of the Gospel“
- Lucas, “A Rejoinder on Sanctification and the Gospel“
- Evans, “Sanctification and the Gospel: A Surrejoinder to Sean Lucas“
- Lucas, “A Concluding Contribution on Sanctification and the Gospel“
- Evans, “A Question of Balance? Some Final Comments on Sanctification and the Role of the Law“
Rick Phillips also added a helpful and important post summarizing seven assertions about the relationship between justification and sanctification.
As I’ve mentioned before, Kevin DeYoung and Tullian Tchividjian have been engaged in a longer—though less direct—discussion addressing similar issues:
- DeYoung, “Make Every Effort“
- Tchividjian, “Work Hard! But in Which Direction?“
- DeYoung, “Gospel-Driven Effort“
- Tchividjian, “First Things First“
- DeYoung, “Glorying in Indicatives and Insisting on Imperatives“
- Tchividjian, “Deconstructing Moralism“
I am thankful for this iron-sharpening-iron among friends done in a respectful and edifying way.