Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher

Monthly Archive: February 2012

Friday

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Evan Lenow’s Letter to President Obama

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My friend Evan Lenow teaches ethics and directs the conference center at Southwestern Seminary. On his blog, Evan has published an open letter to President Obama titled “To Mr. Obama, From a Conscientious Objector.” I haven’t been actively blogging or tweeting about the current controversy concerning the president’s healthcare policies and their ramifications for those who object to certain forms of contraception on the basis of religious conviction. Nevertheless, I agree with many other conservative Protestants and Catholics that the Obama Administration’s coercive policies violate the first amendment (among other problems). Evan’s concerns reflect my own, so I’d urge you to read his open letter.

Thursday

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February 2012

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Scot McKnight Elaborates on the King Jesus Gospel

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Scot McKnight’s The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited (Zondervan, 2011) has generated lots of discussion among evangelicals. Simply put, McKnight pushes back on some of the common ways that evangelicals, especially Reformed and gospel-centered types, articulate the good news. The King Jesus Gospel has caused consternation among many readers, though it has also received some relatively sympathetic (though not uncritical) reviews from some influential evangelical thinkers. See the thoughtful reviews by Matthew Anderson, Michael Horton, and Trevin Wax (here and here), for example.

Ed Stetzer recently had the opportunity to interview McKnight about his book. In the interview, McKnight elaborates on his understanding of the relationship between the gospel and justification, clarifies his opinion concerning John Piper’s articulation of the gospel, and offers his thoughts on how to share the gospel with others. The King Jesus Gospel will continue to provoke conversations among evangelicals who care about gospel fidelity. Thanks to Ed and McKnight for a very helpful addition to that conversation.

Wednesday

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February 2012

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Tuesday

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February 2012

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Interview on Baptist Identity and the Future of the SBC

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Recently, I had the privilege of sitting down for a interview with Michael McEwen, a staff writer for Southeastern Seminary. We discussed two of my favorite topics: Baptist identity and the future of the SBC. Our conversation was fairly brief, but if you want to know my basic thoughts on these topics, check out this news release. I’m grateful to Michael and the SEBTS communications team for taking the time to interview me.

Monday

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February 2012

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