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Limping But Blessed

March 21st, 2017 / No Comments

“My son is dead, but I still think about him in the present tense. When we talk about people who have died we often talk about them in the past tense. I struggle to reconcile this when I talk about Jacob.” That’s the way Jason Jones begins his new book, Limping But Blessed: Wrestling with […]

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2 Giveaways and 1 Request

November 26th, 2016 / 2 Comments

I have two theology giveaways and one book award contest request. FIRST GIVEAWAY I’m giving away 2 autographed theology books to a lucky winner selected randomly. Click here to enter. The first theology book is a first edition, autographed copy of John B. Cobb, Jr.’s influential book, A Christian Natural Theology. The book was published 50 years ago! […]

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Naming God

August 3rd, 2016 / No Comments

Guest post by Duncan Reyburn I know it may seem a like an odd thing to suggest, but what if having faith might be a bit like having aphasia. Aphasia is a condition causing some people to struggle to communicate. It gets in the way of their ability to use and understand words, but it doesn’t […]

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My Response to NNU Announcements

June 26th, 2015 / 34 Comments

With the recent Northwest Nazarene University announcements from the Board of Trustees and the report from the team assigned to review recent layoffs, I thought it would be wise to make a statement in response. I made a video response. Click the black rectangle “Statement from Thomas Jay Oord” to access it. The text in […]

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My New Photography Book

March 12th, 2015 / No Comments

I’m excited to announce that my nature photography book, Through Both Creations Shine, is now available! This is a project many have pushed me to pursue, and it’s gratifying to see it come to fruition. I’m really happy with the result. The title of my book, Through Both Creations Shine, will puzzle most who encounter […]

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Books I’ve Been Reading

January 30th, 2015 / 1 Comment

It’s hard to overestimate the formative power of books! And I’ve been reading some excellent ones lately. I typically post a list of about ten books I’m reading every six months or so. But I missed my last installment. So I’m offering a double portion this time. Some of the books I have been reading […]

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