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

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

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