My thanks to Justin Taylor for compiling these links:
Tullian Tchividjian and Kevin DeYoung have been having a good dialogue online about the role and focus of effort in the Christian life as it relates to justification and sanctification.
- Kevin, “Make Every Effort“
- Tullian, “Work Hard! But in Which Direction?“
- Kevin, “Gospel-Driven Effort“
One summary from Kevin: “Tullian’s point is that sanctification requires the hard work of fighting to believe that we are justified by faith alone apart from anything good do or could possible contribute. I agree sanctification requires the fight of faith to believe this scandalous good news of the gospel of justification. I disagree that this is the only kind of effort required in sanctification.”