Problems with Sanders’s View of Providence
My friend, John Sanders, has written a powerful proposal for understanding God’s providence. As an open and relational theologian myself, I agree with much of it. But there’s a key problem with his view...
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, Evangelical theology, and postmodernism.
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 undergraduate 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.
About this website
You’ve reached the online home of Thomas Jay Oord, a professor, author, and theologian from the Pacific Northwest. Read more
- Love and Altruism
- Open and Relational Theology
- Postmodern Philosophy, Theology, and Culture
- Theology and Science
- John Wesley, Holiness, and the Church of the Nazarene
- ...and the Kitchen Sink
- Problems with Sanders’s View of Providence
- Explaining Love to an Alien
- John Sanders and Divine Providence
- The Theology of Amos Yong
- The Problem of Good
- Atheists Only Slightly Worse at Retaining Children than Holiness Folk
- Paths to Open and Relational Theologies
- Random Events in a God-Created World
- Imitate God—Take Risks!
- Options in Divine Action
- A Theologian Evaluates Intelligent Design: Part 3 of 3
- Evangelicals Accept Evolution
- The Essence of Christianity
- Richard Hays and John Wesley
- Beyond Wynkoop’s Love Language
- Clark Pinnock Passes on to Glory
Thomas Jay Oord is a professor, author, and theologian from the Northwest. Read more