Charity and Its Fruits: An Interview with Kyle Strobel About Love and Jonathan Edwards

Authors on the Line

In this inaugural episode, we put Jonathan Edwards scholar Kyle Strobel on the line. He recently edited a new version of Edwards’s classic work Charity and Its Fruits: Living in the Light of God's Love (Crossway, 2012). Our conversation focuses in on the role of love in the Christian life. I asked how Edwards believed the life of love is a life of calmness. We also talked about love in heaven, love in politics, the connection between love and self-love, love and idolatry, and love and joy.

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Kyle Strobel is Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology and Formation at Biola University.

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Tony Reinke is a content strategist and staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at

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