I am passionate about theology as a formative and life giving practice for the church and as a spiritual discipline for all Christians. I believe that all Christians are called to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2) and that theology is meant to assist in that journey. Pastors and theologians are particularly called to study and practice theology in a more intensive way because it is intrinsic to their particular vocations. But theology is meant to inform and equip all Christians in all walks of life.
Presently, I am Associate Professor of Theology & Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary in Manitoba, Canada. Prior to this, I served as pastor of teaching and mentoring at King’s Community Church and before that as a pastor at Chartwell Baptist Church (both in Oakville, Ontario).
My wife, Elena Taliotis Franklin, is a counselor and spiritual director. We have been privileged to serve together in church leadership, campus ministry (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Providence Seminary), and spiritual formation retreats and other events. Together we parent three wonderful children.
In my down time, I enjoy music, film, food, ultimate frisbee, and occasionally fishing (as long as I can bring a book).
I hold degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BA, psychology), Tyndale Seminary (MDiv), Regent College (ThM), and McMaster Divinity College (PhD).