Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher

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Nathan A. Finn Director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Nathan A. Finn
Director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality
Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Latest Announcements

I am currently co-teaching a six-week course on Knowing and Doing God’s Will on Sunday mornings at FBC Durham during the months of October and November.

I spoke at Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh, NC on October 3, 2014. My two talks were titled “Standing on Shoulders: Learning from Church History” and “Prayer, Revival, and the Great Commission.”

I participated in a “Casual Conversation” at Southeastern Seminary on the topic “Spiritual Formation and the Great Commission” with three of my colleagues. You can watch the video for that discussion at the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality website.

I am chairing and responding to a session at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on October 20 on the topic “The Dark Side of Evangelical Ecumenism.”

Latest Blog Posts and Internet Essays

Recurring Themes in Baptist History,” Between the Times (10/15/14)

Martin Luther’s Rendition of ‘Let it Go,'” Between the Times (10/8/14)

How Leaders Can Cultivate Godliness,” LifeWay Church Leaders Blog (10/2/14)

Everybody is a Theologian,” LifeWay Church Leaders Blog (9/25/14)

Recommendation: Alister McGrath’s Glossary of Theological Terms,” Between the Times (9/24/14)

Recent Publications

Shepherding God's Flock“The Rule of Elders: The Presbyterian Angle on Church Leadership,” in Shepherding God’s Flock: Biblical Leadership in the New Testament and Beyond, eds. Benjamin L. Merkle and Thomas R. Schreiner, pp. 197–222. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Ministry, 2014.

“John R. Rice, Bob Jones Jr. and the ‘Mechanical Dictation’ Controversy: Finalizing the Fracturing of Independent Fundamentalism,” in The Journal of Baptist Studies 6 (2014): 60–75.

“Why I am a Historic Premillennialist,” in SBC LIFE: Journal of the Southern Baptist Convention (June 2014).

“Curb Youth Enthusiasm: Martin Luther’s Critique of Anabaptism,” in Southwestern Journal of Theology 56.2 (Spring 2014): 163–81.

“On the ‘Traditionalist Statement’: Some Friendly Reflections from a Calvinistic Southern Baptist,” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 10.1 (Spring 2013): 64–70. [Published in February 2014]

The Pure Flame of Devotion“Andrew Fuller’s Edwardsean Spirituality,” in The Pure Flame of Devotion: The History of Christian Spirituality, eds. G. Stephen Weaver and Ian Hugh Clary, 387–408. Dundas, Ontario: Joshua Press, 2013.

“The Renaissance in Andrew Fuller Studies: A Bibliographic Essay,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17.2 (Summer 2013): 44–61.

Review of Dane Ortlund, Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014), for The Gospel Coalition.

Review of David W. Bebbington and David Cheri Jones, Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). For Themelios 39.2 (August 2014): 338–40.

Review of John Howard Yoder, Theology of Mission: A Believer’s Church Perspective. Edited by Gayle Gerber Koontz and Andy Alexis-Baker (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013). For Themelios 39.2 (August 2014): 403–04.

Review of Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage, 2012). For Themelios 39.1 (April 2014): 129–30.