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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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Ways to Think about Providence

May 25, 2015

Christians have many ways to think about how God acts in creation (providence). Each way has implications for making sense of life in light of God’s love, power, and other attributes. But some ways are better than others. In my forthcoming book, The Uncontrolling Love of God, I identify seven models of providence. Among them […]

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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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