College and Clayton Press is excited to introduce you to Nathan Skipper.
Rev. Nathan Skipper serves as the pastor of Antioch West Baptist Church in Georgiana, Alabama. With over 20 years of experience in bi-vocational roles, Nathan’s perspective has been shaped by the rural communities that he has served and the ministers under whom he worked. These experiences have evidenced deep needs within Southern Evangelical culture which have become the focus of his preaching and writing.
Nathan graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering. He has studied theology and Biblical studies at Reformed Theological Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a bi-vocational pastor, he also works as a software engineer and part-owner at Montgomery Technology, Inc. Nathan is married to Leah, his high school sweetheart, and they have three children – Eden, Logan, and Micah.
Nathan’s current project is Delighting in the Triune God.
In Delighting in the Triune God, Nathan’s goal is to establish the essential nature of worship by answering the questions of who we worship, why we worship, what worship is, and how and when we worship. Spanning the whole of Scripture and delving into many aspects of systematic theology, this work will call you to the worship of the one true God through a life that finds its delight in him.
The Covid 19 pandemic forced society to ask hard questions. Every aspect of life was divided along the dichotomy of “essential” or “non-essential.” The church and its calling to weekly worship was not immune to this dichotomy. As the pandemic dragged on, it became apparent that the distinction between “essential” and “non-essential” is not adequate for judging the importance of Christian worship. This book moves beyond the debate of classifying if worship is essential to demonstrate what is essential about our worship. Weekly worship of God’s people is essential in the life of a Christian (wherever or however this may take place: indoors, outdoors, virtually for a season). Yet, worship is so much more than the weekly gathering of the people of God. Worship is the ultimate reason for everything we do. Ultimately, Nathan hopes that Delighting in the Triune God presents a theology of worship that leads to a life of worship.