QOTD: Defining Spiritual Maturity Through Apophasis

Biblical literacy is not to be confused with Christian maturity. Homiletic accuracy is not the same as godliness. Theological dexterity is very different from practical holiness. Successful leaderships is not the same as a heart for Christ. Growth in influence must not be confused with growth in grace.[1]


  1. Paul David Tripp, Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2012), 105.  ↩