Why Holiness Matters
When was the last time you thought about holiness?
God’s specific command for holiness: “Be holy, for I am holy,” (in Leviticus 11, 19, and in 1 Peter 1) is an idea rephrased and repeated throughout the Bible. But somewhere along the line, we started to believe it doesn’t matter.
Because of our misunderstandings of sin, holiness, innocence, and God, His command rings hollow in the action of our faith.
–Sin (we view it as either inevitable or we just go with it)
–Holiness (we view it as unrealistic or we ignore it because there’s no immediate payoff)
–Innocence (we view it as subordinate to “experiencing the world”), and
–God (we often think he’ll probably let us down-just like so many people do).
But, what if there was a different way?
By entering into God’s deep affection, He rewrites our wayward story into a narrative of unwavering devotion, a living, breathing Christian faith distinguished by God’s inner-working. In Why Holiness Matters, Tyler Braun tells the story of the Millennial Generation and our need for rescue from our own shame into the light and love of living in God’s presence.
Praise for Why Holiness Matters
At the center of the universe is a God about whom the angels repeatedly cry, “Holy, holy, holy.” Rather than being entranced by holiness, however, many younger Christians have ignored it altogether. Why Holiness Matters is an honest, refreshing, and wise book that avoids stunted visions of holiness while graciously and firmly calling younger Christians to pursue a more Christ-like life. It’s a very helpful and challenging read.
Matthew Lee Anderson, Author of The End of Our Exploring, Lead Writer at Mere Orthodoxy
Boldly articulating the four-letter word his generation has avoided—HOLY—Tyler Braun is a piercing voice rising from the Millennial wilderness. Why Holiness Matters is a must-read for people of all generations. It is a clarion call for those seeking spirituality over the most Holy God.
Karen Spears Zacharias, Author of A Silence of Mockingbirds
Tyler Braun is a 20-something worship pastor. After graduating from college with a business degree, Tyler decided to pursue a life of serving God through church ministry. When Tyler isn’t playing music or writing, he enjoys exploring the city, training for distance running races, and biking around town.