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Oord, Thomas Jay

Thomas Jay Oord

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D. is professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University. He is the author and/or editor of about a dozen books, including Creation Made Free, Divine Grace and Emerging Creation, and Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement. He blogs frequently on issues of theology, science, and philosophy at http://thomasjayoord.com.

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Reflections on Biblical Interpretation and Evolution, Part 1

2 Part Series: Excerpts from “Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution”

We need to hear stories from others who have wrestled with evolution and Christian faith. What arguments made them change their views on science? How did they hold fast to their relationship with God? The essays in this series will eventually comprise a book, provisionally titled, “Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution.”
April 08, 2013 
Thomas Jay Oord 
Biblical Authority, Lives of Faith 
 
Nazarenes on Evolution

Nazarenes on Evolution

The Nazarenes Exploring Evolution poll of religion scholars reveals that most scholars in science, Bible, and theology are open to the possibility that Christian faith is compatible with the idea that God creates through evolution.
May 05, 2014 
Thomas Jay Oord 
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project, History of Life 
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Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference

Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference

As people came together for real conversations, they actually listened to one another, which is not always common in the kind of controversial topics we were exploring—topics about origins, evolution, and biblical interpretation.
February 13, 2014 
 
Featuring Mark H. Mann, Thomas Jay Oord
Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science as Christian Calling 
 
Christians Care about Science and Theology

Christians Care about Science and Theology

Here are ten reasons Christians should care deeply about issues emerging from the science-and-theology interface.
October 03, 2011 
Thomas Jay Oord 
Christian Unity 
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An Evangelical View of Science

An Evangelical View of Science

At the recent American Academy of Religion meeting, I was asked to present a scholarly overview of Evangelical theology and science. I assumed the task would be easy. I was wrong.
December 31, 2009 
Thomas Jay Oord 
Science & Worldviews 
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