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Sten-Erik Armitage

Advisor for Spiritual Formation; Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministries; Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership

MA(BS), Dallas Theological Seminary, 2012; ThM, 2012; M.Phil, University of St. Andrews, 2017; DMin Candidate, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2020.

Sten-Erik is passionate about helping others to think Christianly about their faith, ministry, and daily lives. It is this desire that brought him out of a career in human resources and legal compliance to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. While a student at DTS, Sten-Erik served four years in the Department of Spiritual Formation. In his final year of the ThM he was awarded the Rollin Thomas Chafer Award for his work in apologetics as well as the H. A. Ironside Award in Expository Preaching. After graduating, he served as the Director of Spiritual Formation until 2018. He is now the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Bible Church in Dallas and continues to serve the seminary as professor and faculty adviser to the Spiritual Formation Department.

Sten-Erik has four amazing daughters and is married to his beautiful wife, Lisa. In addition to his roles at the seminary and church, he is continuing his writing and research. His academic interests include spiritual formation, divine attributes, theological aesthetics, and apologetic method.

Courses Taught

  • EML5110 - History & Philosophy of Christian Education
  • EML5385 - Readings in Leadership/Current Issues in Leadership
  • EML5730 - Spiritual Formation in Historical Perspective
  • EML5740 - Spiritual Formation in Contemporary Culture
  • EML5750 - Spiritual Disciplines
  • EML5760 - Readings in Christian Spirituality
  • PM5301 - Pastoral Theology and LeadershipI


Academic Interests

Divine Attributes
Trinitarian Theology (Theology Proper)
Theological Aesthetics
Spiritual Formation

Personal Interests

Martial Arts


DTS Voice Videos

Living in Shalom
Terrorism and Hope
The Core of Identity
To Be Transformed
Senior Preaching Week: Suffering in the Life of the Believer

Journal Articles

  • "God as Beauty: Can He Be Known?." CBU Philosophy Conference: Embodied Reason; Wisdom, Tradition & Contemporary Apologetics 2014.
  • "Online Spiritual Formation? A Defense of the Incarnational Model." 65th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society Conference 2013.
  • "For All the Beauty of the Earth." 64th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society Conference 2012.
  • "Do We Make the Bible Impossible? A Review of Christian Smith's 'The Bible Made Impossible'." DTS Student Journal (Fall 2012). 2012.