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Nathan Finn

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FIRST-PERSON: Commending classical evangelicalism

The evangelical label has fallen on hard times. A growing number of Americans treat it almost like a slur, especially on social media.

FIRST-PERSON: Thankful for the Cooperative Program

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, I loved Thanksgiving primarily because of family, feasting, fall weather, and football. In adulthood, I still love all those things. But in middle age, I’ve come to appreciate the meaning of Thanksgiving increasingly with every passing year.

FIRST-PERSON: Complementarianism, confessionalism and cooperation

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) – Southern Baptists are overwhelmingly a complementarian convention of churches. This means we are committed to biblical teachings about distinct-yet-complementary gender roles for men and women, as well as the principle of male leadership in the family and the church.

FIRST-PERSON: Confession and cooperation

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) – Southern Baptists have begun a public conversation about the relationship between our confession of faith and our commitment to cooperation.

Vivir a la luz de la Segunda Venida

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) — Los cristianos han estado debatiendo los puntos más finos de la escatología, o el “fin de los tiempos,” desde al menos el siglo II. ¿Se cumplen las promesas de Dios a Israel en el Antiguo Testamento acerca de la tierra literal o figurativamente o una combinación de las dos? ¿Cuál es la naturaleza del milenio y cuándo ocurre en la divina línea del tiempo de Dios? ¿Es el rapto un aspecto de la Segunda Venida o es un evento separado? ¿Qué continuidad existe entre el orden presente creado y los nuevos cielos y la nueva tierra?

FIRST-PERSON: Living in light of the Second Coming

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Christians have been debating the finer points of eschatology, or the “end times,” since at least the second century. Are God’s Old Testament promises to Israel about the land fulfilled literally or figuratively or some combination of the two? What is the nature of the millennium and when does it occur in God’s divine timeline? Is the rapture an aspect of the Second Coming or is it a separate event? How much continuity exists between the present created order and the new heavens and new earth?

FIRST-PERSON: Praying for a new college missionary movement

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Historians call the final quarter of the 19th century the Gilded Age, a term originally coined by Mark Twain. It was an era characterized by unprecedented industrialization, spurred on especially by the expansion of the railroad industry. It was the age of tycoons, monopolies, mass immigration, rapid urbanization and significant wealth disparity.

FIRST-PERSON: Very hopeful about the SBC’s future

Columnist Nathan Finn says Southeastern Seminary's graduating class makes him very hopeful about the future of the Southern Baptist Convention.

FIRST-PERSON: Cultivating godliness in college

College shouldn't be a roadblock to Christian growth, says columnist and professor Nathan Finn, who lists ways in which collegians can grow in their faith.

FIRST-PERSON: Watching Muslims profess Christ — in the face of persecution

Columnist Nathan Finn recently took part in a mission trip where he saw Muslims come to Christ and be baptized -- in a country where such actions can bring persecution.