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.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Christian Theology
2006 - 2011
Master's Degree (Th.M.), Theology
2002 - 2004
Master's Degree (M.Div.), Theology and Ministry
1998 - 2001
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), Psychology