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Faculty Bio

Patrick Franklin


Patrick Franklin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

An experienced pastor, Dr. Franklin is passionate about the church and about theology as a formative and life-giving practice for the church. He is an expert in Trinitarian theology, ecclesiology, ethics and theology of culture. Dr. Franklin is a leader and bridge-builder between thought and action, church and society. His first book, Being Human, Being Church (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2016) explores how our conception of human personhood deeply impacts our understanding and practice of community and church. Dr. Franklin is the editor of Didaskalia, Providence’s peer-reviewed academic journal. He is the book review editor of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, the journal of the American Scientific Affiliation and Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. Dr. Franklin and his wife, Elena, have three children. In his free time, he enjoys reading, music, film, food and Ultimate Frisbee.

  • TS5201 Theological Foundations
  • TS5302 Christian Ethics
  • TS6101 Contemporary Issues in Theology
  • DS8106 Thinking & Interpreting Theologically
  • TS6202 The Human Person
  • TS6204 The Church and the Mission of God
  • TS5101 Survey of Church History
  • TS6105 Theologians of the Church
  • TS6201 Scripture and the Triune God
  • TS6203 Jesus the Saviour
  • TS6205 The Holy Spirit and the Last Things

McMaster Divinity College (ON)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Christian Theology

2006 - 2011

Regent College (BC)

Master's Degree (Th.M.), Theology

Theology Prize

2002 - 2004

Tyndale Seminary (ON)

Master's Degree (M.Div.), Theology and Ministry

Theology Award

1998 - 2001

Wilfrid Laurier University

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), Psychology

Books and Book Chapters

Book Reviews

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Workshops & Presentations


  • Providence Theological Seminary, Faculty


  • Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), Adjunct Faculty
  • McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton, ON), Adjunct Instructor
  • King's Community Church (Oakville, ON), Pastor and Church Leader
  • Chartwell Baptist Church (Oakville, ON), Pastor

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (and ASA)
  • Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA)
  • International Bonhoeffer Society