Does it Make Sense to Believe in Miracles?
Fewer people today seem to believe in miracles. This seems especially true of those living in “first-world” countries and especially true of scholars. For various reasons, I can understand their skepticism. But I think we have good grounds to affirm miracles, properly understood.
Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D.
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.
Oord was raised on a farm in the small farming community of Othello, Washington. He attended Northwest Nazarene College and graduated in 1988. After four years in pastoral ministry in Walla Walla, Washington, he attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon graduating with a Masters of Divinity, he attended Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. He earned a Masters of Arts in Religion and a Ph.D. at Claremont.
While pursuing graduate studies, he was a part-time associate pastor in Bloomington, Ca. Oord taught philosophy at Eastern Nazarene College for three years. In 2002, he returned to the Northwest to teach at his alma mater.
Oord is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and attends The Table Church of the Nazarene. He serves in various consulting and administrative roles for academic institutions, scholarly projects, and research teams. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three daughters. undergraduate alma mater.
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- Open and Relational Theology
- Postmodern Philosophy, Theology, and Culture
- Theology and Science
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- Pannenberg Dies; An Interview
- The Most Neglected Issue in Explanations of Evil
- Kenosis and God’s Eternal Nature
- The Preeminence of Love in God
- Problems with Sanders’s View of Providence
- Explaining Love to an Alien
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- A Theologian Evaluates Intelligent Design: Part 3 of 3
- Evangelicals Accept Evolution
- The Problem with Words: Deconstruction
- The Essence of Christianity
- Richard Hays and John Wesley
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- Open Theology and the Church of the Nazarene
Thomas Jay Oord is a professor, author, and theologian from the Northwest. Read more