Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of Equipping You in Grace. Each week I have conversations with Christian authors and thought leaders for the purpose of helping Christians develop a biblical worldview in a conversational tone about issues inside and outside the Church. This week, I’m joined by Dr. Dane Ortlund, author of Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • His life ministry, marriage, and upcoming writing projects.
  • Who was Jonathan Edwards?
  • Why Jonathan Edwards life and thought continues to be so influential.
  • Lessons that Pastors and ministry leaders can learn from Edwards’s ministry.
  • Three of the greatest theological contributions Edwards made to the study of theology.
  • The place of beauty in the Christian life.
  • Why Christians should study church history.
  • The Place of Gentleness in Edwards thought
  • Recommended books for learning more about Jonathan Edwards.

About the Author:

Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is executive vice president of Bible publishing and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Edwards on the Christian Life. He lives with his wife, Stacey, and their four kids in Wheaton, Illinois.

Resources and links from this episode

The Heart of Christ by Thomas Goodwin.

Charity and Its Fruits: Christian Love as Manifested in Heart and Life by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards: A Life by Dr. George Marsden

A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by Dr. George Marsden

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