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Nathan A. Finn

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FIRST-PERSON: Complementarianism, women in ministry and kingdom advance

At our recent annual meeting in New Orleans, Southern Baptists took several actions clarifying our commitment to a complementarian view of gender roles in ministry.

FIRST-PERSON: The Book of Reports, Celebrating the Lord’s Work

Each year, the Book of Reports is prepared by the staff of the SBC Executive Committee. It includes both narrative and statistical reports from our various denominational ministries and auxiliaries. The Book of Reports also includes our Convention’s key governing documents and organizational manual.

FIRST-PERSON: Pro-life ministry in a post-Roe world

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) – Wednesday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Dobbs is the most important court case related to abortion in a generation.

FIRST-PERSON: The Manhattan Declaration: Ten Years Later

The Manhattan Declaration issued a clarion call that was clearly necessary 10 years ago, Nathan Finn says. Subsequent events have shown this call is even more important in 2019.


This summer's FUGE camps, Nathan Finn notes, marks 40 years of outreach "to bring a multitude of young people to faith in Christ, to strengthen the faith of many others, and to 'call out the called' to vocational ministry and missions."

FIRST-PERSON: Baptisms — more than numbers

The importance of baptism stems not only from the teachings of Scripture but, for Southern Baptists, it also is a key measure of evangelistic fruitfulness, Nathan Finn notes. They point toward "reaching men, women and children who are created in God's image, who Christ died for, and who God loves and wants to save," Finn writes.

FIRST-PERSON: Praise God for pastoral ‘stickers’

"Pastoral work is always strategic Kingdom service," theology professor Nathan Finn writes, "whether it takes place in the heart of the city, a booming suburb, a sleepy county seat community or out in the sticks."

FIRST-PERSON: An open letter to the Boy Scouts (from an Eagle Scout)

Columnist Nathan Finn, an Eagle Scout, explains why the Boy Scouts should maintain their current policy on homosexuality.

Gender and the vice presidency

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Arizona senator and Republican presidential nominee John McCain recently made history with the announcement that his vice presidential running mate is a woman.

FIRST-PERSON: 2 churches: different & similar

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--The two churches are very different.