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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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Why, God, Can’t You Control this Madness?

June 23, 2016

Guest Post by Mike Edwards We all ask “why” questions. Some question why so much evil exists if God truly loves. The problem of evil is one main reason people indicate as why they don’t believe in God. There may not be a satisfactory answer for many, but how we respond to this question can […]

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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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