Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher



September 2010



Some Friday Links

Written by , Posted in Ministry, Missions, SBC, Theology

Gene Fant has some great thoughts at the Evangel blog about the oh-so-common false dichotomy between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Gene gets bonus points for referencing Devo in his post.

Justin Taylor posted a great interview with Michael Haykin about where to start if you are interested in reading the Early Church Fathers (and you should be!). For what it’s worth, I would include Irenaeus’ Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching and Athanasius’ On the Incarnation of the Word as early and essential must-reads.

Hunter Baker offers some brief, but encouraging thoughts on his “Hopes for a Post-Racial America.” I share his hopes.

Andy Goodliff is a theology student at Regent’s Park College in Oxford, UK. One of his blogs, Baptist History and Thought, includes a number of fantastic bibliographies and helpful series dedicated to American Baptist Theologians, British Baptist Theologians, and British Baptist Historians. Because Andy is in the UK, his blog is especially helpful for those interested in British Baptist history and theology.

Darrin Patrick’s new book Church Planter: The Man, The Mission, The Message (Crossway, 2010) is getting a lot of buzz. Tim Brister is reviewing the book for the PLNTD Network. The PLNTD website is also one of several places online where you can view Darrin’s powerful promotion video, which is a pointed call for raising up godly men to plant churches that won’t become museums.

While vacationing in Southwest Florida this past June, I preached at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida. It was an honor to preach there and a joy to visit with good friends Tom Ascol, Tim Brister, and Shawn Bergen. My sermon, taken from Titus 1:10-16 and titled “The Threat of False Teachers,” is available for streaming or download at Grace’s website.