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Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books and professor in the American northwest. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion,  and theologies exploring the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.

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Life in the Spirit: Out of Control?

June 28, 2016

Guest Post by Rev. Robert Luhn Recently, the church where I am serving as interim pastor completed a video Bible study series,”When The Spirit Moves” by Jim Cymbala. He’s the senior pastor of the dynamic Brooklyn Tabernacle. Lesson 5 entitled “Who’s In Control?,” contained Rev. Cymbala’s teaching on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Cymbala […]

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Oord’s lectures and publications explore the most perplexing issues of our day. His analysis of big questions in theology, philosophy and science adds clarity and challenges audiences to live lives of love.


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