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Nathan Finn

Nathan Finn

Nathan Finn

Nathan Finn has been serving as the Dean of the School of Theology and Missions and Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee since July 1, 2015. Prior to that, he served for eight years as Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Spiritual Formation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He also founded the seminary’s Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality. He continues to teach in the Ph.D. program at Southeastern, where he supervises doctoral students in Historical Theology. He serves as a fellow for the Research Institute at the ERLC. He is married ato Leah nd has four children. 

  • Southern Baptists call for the defunding and investigating of Planned Parenthood

    Last week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) held its annual meeting in Phoenix. If you’ve been following the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that Southern Baptists only addressed two topics last week: renewing our commitment to evangelism and the much-discussed resolution denouncing the “alt-right” and other forms of white supremacy. But as is

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  • Baptists and the Benedict Option in American Babylon

    One of my favorite non-fiction authors is Rod Dreher, a journalist and cultural commentator who blogs at The American Conservative. Since late 2013, Dreher has been calling for a Benedict Option as a strategy for spiritual renewal and cultural witness in the post-Christian West. He draws inspiration from Alasdair MacIntyre, who in his book After

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  • Embracing The Colson Way

    For the past nine years, I have spent a considerable amount of time among evangelicals in the millennial generation. Most of them I know are theologically minded and committed to such biblical priorities as evangelism, discipleship, the pursuit of justice, and global missions. They want to change the world. They want to be spiritual radicals.

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  • How Chuck Colson changed the way I think

    Editor's Note: We asked several ERLC research fellows to weigh in on books and thinkers that have helped shape and solidify their convictions and worldview. Be sure to check out other posts in this series here.  I was raised in Southeast Georgia, close to the buckle of the Bible Belt. I came of age in

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  • Baptists and Cultural Engagement (Part 1): Introduction

    A quarter-century ago, historian David Bebbington developed an influential model for defining evangelical Christians in his book Evangelicalism in Modern Britain(1989). According to Bebbington, evangelicals are Protestants who affirm: Biblicism — a commitment to the inspiration, truthfulness, clarity, and sufficiency of Scripture Conversionism — the conviction that the experience of personal regeneration marks the beginning of

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  • Clapham Spirituality: A Model for Contemporary Evangelicals

    The past forty years have witnessed two concurrent trends among American evangelicals. The first trend is a renewed emphasis on spiritual formation. Authors such as Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Richard Lovelace, and Donald Whitney have called for evangelicals to pay greater attention to spiritual formation through embracing key spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, Scripture

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