Kyle Strobel led a breakout session at The Gospel Coalition’s 2018 West Coast Conference in Fullerton, California, titled “Jonathan Edwards, Love, and the Formation of the Christian.” He discussed Edwards’s understanding of love, Christian formation, theology, and spirituality, arguing that we need to develop a robust spiritual theology to help the church navigate existence—actual lived life with God in the Spirit.

As did Jonathan Edwards, Strobel worked to tie theology and praxis and to discourage the approach that leads to disparate disciplines. The practice of contemplation about God, then, becomes the beatific motivator for sharing in the life of God.