SCM Supporters Event: An Evening with Thomas Jay Oord

Join for us a live recording of the SCM Podcast with American theologian Thomas Jay Oord!


SCM and the Progressive Christianity Network are pleased to partner with the Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds to present an evening with American theologian Thomas Jay Oord. Dr Oord, will be interviewed by SCM's William Gibson for a live recording of the SCM Podcast. 

Dr Oord, who will shortly stand trial within his denomination for openly afirming LGBTQ+ people,  is a philosophical theologian and the author of a variety of popular books including 'The Uncontrolling Love of God' and 'God After Deconstruction'. He advocates an 'open and relational' approach to Christianity which says that the God who is love experiences what we experience, feels our pain and sadness, and is not able to control our actions.  He promotes a hopeful and hope-filled vision of Christianity that doesn't rely on the traditional toxic traits of a violent and domineering deity.

Expect answers for your questions, and questions for your answers in this exciting event, as together we explore Christianity beyond deconstruction.

Outline of event:

6:30pm- Doors opening, refreshment provided

7-8pm- Interview and Q&A with Thomas Jay Oord


The event is part of a short tour organised by PCN Britain - look out for Dr Oord at the Greenbelt festival too!

14th August, 2024 from  6:30 PM to  8:00 PM
The Emmanuel Centre
183 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 3AR
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