A Mark of Christian Maturity

Genuine Christian maturity celebrates the wonderful unity in diversity seen in the body of Christ, His church. That diversity is seen in more than just the red and yellow, black and white skin colors of God’s people. …

(Lessons Learned From An International Church)

I am blessed to know many of my readers personally. As pastor of Seoul International Baptist Church (SIBC) for almost twelve years, I met so many Christians from various denominations, traditions, and cultural backgrounds. At any one time, we averaged about twenty-five nationalities in…

This is such a vital topic for followers of Jesus in today’s world. The truth of the matter is it’s likely always been something that Christians have had to wrestle with.

Worldly ways and worldly thinking are insidious. They often come to us disguised as “angels of light.” That is…

A big “thanks” to Aaron, whose recent comment on my post entitled, “Christian Maturity Means Suffering For Christ,” raised an issue vital to our understanding of what it means to be a mature follower of Jesus.

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“What are worldly ways and worldly thinking? I’d love to…

Fear is a powerful motivator. The Roman emperor, Caligula, is credited with the quote, “Let them hate us as long as they fear us.”

My latest book, Philemon: Reflections on Christian Maturity, is scheduled for release in October. This personal letter of Paul — his only personal letter in the…

Reflections on Christian Maturity

“Life is difficult.” The opening words to M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, set forth a fundamental truth that we must both acknowledge and embrace in order to experience spiritual growth and maturity as followers of Jesus.

Jesus didn’t mince words. He spoke of…

Church on the Edge, Season 3 podcasts begin Tuesday, September 14.

I’ll be releasing these 5–10 minute podcasts twice a week. Each podcast will be a chapter from my upcoming book, Philemon: Reflections on Christian Maturity. …

I returned today from a trip to Belgium to visit a good friend. It marks the beginning of the end of my Summer vacation. Sherri and I will spend Labor Day with her family, and then it will be time for me to get busy recording podcasts and, hopefully, preparing…

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and…

“The danger in all reading is that words be twisted into propaganda or reduced to information, mere tools and data. We silence the living voice and reduce words to what we can use for convenience and profit.” Eugene Peterson’s keen observation, found in his book entitled, Eat This Book: A…

Dan Armistead

Dan is the former pastor of Seoul International Baptist Church and Adjunct Professor at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea.

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