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 preached to South Durham Church in Durham, NC on July 27, 2014. You can listen to the sermon online.

I spoke at the Grace Reformed Family Conference at Ridgecrest Conference Center from July 29-August 1, 2014.

I am currently teaching a seven-week course on Spiritual Disciplines on Sunday mornings at FBC Durham during the months of September and October.

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

Latest Blog Posts and Internet Essays

Everybody is a Theologian,” LifeWay Church Leaders Blog (9/25/15)

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

Election and Holiness,” Between the Times (9/17/14)

Spiritual Disciplines as Means of Grace,” Between the Times (9/10/14)

Christians: We Need the Past,” Between the Times (8/19/14)

Recent Publications

The Pure Flame of Devotion

“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]

“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.