I am super excited to share this conversation with my dear friend and brilliant scholar Tom Oord. In this episode we discuss a couple different topics from an Open and Relational perspective in the hope it lures you to join our Open and Relational Theology reading group!! That’s right. Tom and I are gonna facilitate an exploration of ORT and we would love for you to join the fun.

Did you know Tom just released a new book? It’s called “God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils.” It is the single best introduction to the open and relational perspective on evil for the non-specialist. I have already recommended it to a bunch of people, so if you are asking questions about God’s power, presence, and relationship to suffering – read this book.

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. A twelve-time Faculty Award winning professor, Oord teaches at institutions around the globe. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.

Join us for a nerdy online learning party!

Here’s Tom’s 3 Open and Relational Theology 101 books

Here’s my additional 3 texts

My 3 Favorite Tom Oord Books!

Tom’s Selections for an Open and Relational Theology 101 Reading List

Previous Visits of Tom to the Podcast

Open and Relational Q&A with Thomas Jay Oord
Why Go Wesleyan? with Thomas Jay Oord
Evil, Providence and the Love of God with Tom Oord
Thomas Jay Oord really loves talking about Love [Barrel Aged]