Author Archives: patrickfranklin

Fred Sanders on the Trinity

Nice summary statement worthy of contemplation: “[T]he doctrine of the Trinity is more than just another doctrine on the list of true things we have been taught by God about God. It is God’s self-revelation by way of presence in … Continue reading

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The God Who Sends is The God Who Loves (new article on Trinity, Mission, and Participation)

I’ve just published an article on the Trinity, Mission, and Participation (or, more specifically: a trinitarian, participatory approach to missional ecclesiology). It developed out of a paper originally given at a Canadian-American Theological Association conference featuring Michal Gorman as keynote … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer on Eve and Mary

I’ve been enjoying re-immersing myself in Bonhoeffer’s Creation and Fall. Just finished a section of a paper I’m writing on Bonhoeffer’s understanding of community, in which I analyze Bonhoeffer’s theological reading of Scripture. Here’s a wonderful little typological tidbit, reminiscent … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Review of my Book

Thanks to Brent Rempel (PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) for his thoughtful, charitable, and constructive review of my book! You can read the review HERE.

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Is God Male?

Some good traffic and discussion on my post over at The Junia Project. Click here to read and join in the conversation.

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Mission & the Triune God (paper & response, open to the public)

Hey fellow pastors, church leaders, and theological thinkers in the Winnipeg and Steinbach (and broader Hanover) areas. Come on out to Providence tomorrow to stimulate your mind and be refreshed, meet with others, and discuss your thoughts. Perhaps join us … Continue reading

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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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