Paul Franks, Lecturer of Philosophy in the University College, wrote and presented a paper entitled “Freedom in Heaven and Free Will Defenses.” The paper was presented in November 2010 at the National Evangelical Philosophical Society in Atlanta, Georgia as well as in March 2011 at the Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Conference at Fordham University in New York.
Franks joined Tyndale from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 and is an active member of the Tyndale community. To further equip students, Franks applied for and won a grant from the Society of Christian Philosophers to bring Professor Paul Copan, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University, to Tyndale as a guest lecturer. Copan’s lectures, given in March 2011, included "Slavery and Genocide? A Fresh Look at Two Old Testament Issues" and "The Naturalists are Declaring the Glory of God: Theistic Arguments from the Unlikeliest Places."