Sabbath for your Soul

In this episode, Kasey Olander, Shawn Shannon, and Sten-Erik Armitage discuss the beauty of Sabbath and the important role it can play in the life of a Christian.

About the Contributors

Kasey Olander

Kasey Olander is the Web Content Specialist at the Hendricks Center. Originally from the Houston area, she graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Technology. She has also been an Associate Director with the Baptist Student Ministry, working with college students at UT Dallas and Rice University, particularly focusing on discipleship and evangelism training. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having interesting conversations, and spending time with her husband.

Shawn Shannon

Shawn received rich personal formation from her whole-life education at Ouachita Baptist, Southwestern Seminary, Cenacle Spiritual Direction Institute, and Beason Divinity School. She earned a DMin in Spiritual Formation that she has been paying forward in seeking to cultivate ministry cultures where it is the norm to grow closer to and more like Christ.   

She served on Baptist Student Ministry staff at 4 Texas universities for nearly 4 decades. She has also been involved with several ministries such as Mission Waco and Helping Hands. She has taught Spiritual Formation at both UMHB and Truett Seminary. She currently serves as Minister of Spiritual Formation at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston where she prayerfully seeks the good of others and the glory of God. 

Sten-Erik Armitage

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.