Sten-Erik, the Director of Spiritual Formation at DTS, asks if the law of sin and death has been broken—if I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but he lives in me—if I am a new creation in Christ and the old has gone, the new has come … Why do I still find myself living in sin? In this chapel we look at the very real struggle between our desire for sin and our desire to pursue Christ. With the help of the Apostle Paul and Augustine of Hippo we take a look at the history of sin and humanity through a theological anthropology. Spoiler alert, it ends with hope!
About the Contributors
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.