In this message, we wrapped up our conversation on “Tough Questions” with a guest speaker - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord. Tom and I have been close friends since our college days when we roomed together at Northwest Nazarene University.
These days Tom is a theologian at Northwest Nazarene University. Tom speaks all over the world, and is an author of over 20 books on subjects like: open and relational theology, science and religion, and theologies exploring the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.
However, in this message, Tom did not talk about some abstract theological ideas. Instead, he told his own story of hurt and pain and his journey to forgiveness. Understanding forgiveness is not very difficult; practicing forgiveness is tough.