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. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion,  and theologies exploring the implications of freedom in society.

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Did God Allow the Paris Attacks?

November 16, 2015

Most theologians would say “yes.” I say “no.” If current reports are correct, ISIS planned various attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people and injured about 500. An attack occurred in Beirut, and other acts of terror have been committed. The death, pain, and suffering are immense. Those like me who believe in […]

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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.

Oord Introductory Essay (including survey results) for Nazarenes Exploring Evolution (Click Here)


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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