Thomas Jay Oord

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D. is professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University. He is an award-winning lecturer, scholarly leader, and author or editor of more than twenty books, including The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence, Theologies of Creation, Nazarenes Exploring Evolution, and Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement. He blogs frequently on issues of theology, science, and philosophy at http://thomasjayoord.com.

  • Divine Action as Uncontrolling Love

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    Divine Action as Uncontrolling Love | Thomas Jay Oord

    Does God’s loving nature teach us anything about how God interacts with creation? Read More >

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  • Nazarenes on Evolution

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    Nazarenes on Evolution | Thomas Jay Oord

    It has been revealed 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... Read More >

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  • Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference

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    Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference | Thomas Jay Oord

    As people came together, they actually listened to one another, which is not always common in the controversial topics we were exploring—origins, evolution, and biblical inter... Read More >

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  • Reflections on Biblical Interpretation and Evolution, Part 2

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    Reflections on Biblical Interpretation and Evolution, Part 2 | Thomas Jay Oord

    It’s one thing to say evolution doesn’t conflict with the Bible’s purpose. It’s another thing to say evolution actually reinforces central biblical truths. Read More >

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  • Reflections on Biblical Interpretation and Evolution, Part 1

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    Reflections on Biblical Interpretation and Evolution, Part 1 | Thomas Jay Oord

    I assumed believing the Bible is inerrant in all ways was both the traditional position of Christians throughout the ages and the position of my own Christian tradition. I was wrong. Read More >

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  • Christians Care about Science and Theology

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    Christians Care about Science and Theology | Thomas Jay Oord

        Here are ten reasons Christians should care deeply about issues emerging from the science-and-theology interface. Read More >

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  • An Evangelical View of Science

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    An Evangelical View of Science | Thomas Jay Oord

    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. Read More >

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