Author Archives: patrickfranklin

In Need of the Spirit to Pray

“Paul’s ‘we do not know how to pray  as we ought’  has probably never been as relevant as it is today. We live at a time of spiritual drought. The images of the world which in former times spoke of … Continue reading

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Hans Urs von Balthasar – In the Son

Read this awesome passage today and thought I’d share it: “In the Son, the Father contemplates us from before all time, and is well pleased. It is in the Son that the Father can predestine and choose us to be … Continue reading

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Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?

Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age? I’ve just uploaded my CSCA lecture, delivered in several locations last year, including the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, University of Manitoba, SEMC Church in Steinbach, and Transcona Christian Reformed Church … Continue reading

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THE ROAD TO CALVARY PASSES THROUGH FLOSSENBÜRG

My friend, Dr. Robert J. Dean, has just published a wonderful collection of sermons. He invited me to contribute a blog post interacting with one of them. You can read my post here: http://thinkingafter.com/the-road-to-calvary-passes-through-flossenburg/

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I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What?

I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What? If one becomes convinced that evolution is real – it happened – what then is one to do with the Bible? With traditional Christian beliefs and doctrines? … Continue reading

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Encouraging words from Carl Braaten about my book

“The theme of this book is that a theologically adequate doctrine of the church presupposes an equally adequate doctrine of the human person. The meaning of being human has a decisive bearing on the meaning of being church. This insight … Continue reading

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Public Lecture on Faith & Science in Steinbach (Feb. 15, 7pm)

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Now Serving as VP of CSCA

I recently accepted the role of Vice President for the executive council of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. I and proud and honoured to serve this great organization. Genuine, honest, mutually enriching dialogue between science and Christian faith is so important … Continue reading

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New Chapter Published on Theological Hermeneutics

– My chapter on Francis Watson and Stephen Fowl as theological interpreters of Scripture has been published and is now available. It’s included in Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 2, ed. Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams. Click … Continue reading

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My “Prov Talk”: Being Human, Being Church

Here is my recent “Prov Talk” on Being Human, Being Church (click the link below):

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