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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 at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought and Evangelical theology.

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Key Themes in Renovating Holiness

March 17, 2015

I am so encouraged by the conversations the new Renovating Holiness book is sparking! Discussion groups, pastors’ retreats, online communities, Sunday school classes, reprints in periodicals, and more are fueling this interest in embracing holiness anew. The Renovating Holiness book brought together 100+ Millennial and Xer leaders in the Church of the Nazarene. The nearly […]

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This complimentary essay is available for download in the hope that it fosters deeper reflection, discussion, and development in wisdom and love.

Clark Pinnock “A Cosmology of Love”

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Oord’s lectures and publications explore the most perplexing issues of today. As a Christian theologian and philosopher, for instance, his analysis of love adds both clarity to the subject and challenges audiences to live lives of love more consistently.


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