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The Center for Open and Relational Theology


I’m happy to announce the launch of a center that promotes open and relational theology!

The Center for Open and Relational Theology exists to promote… open and relational thinking, networking among like-minded people, projects that build upon or advance open and relational ideas, announce news, and provide open and relational theology resources.

Take a spin on the center’s website. Check out profiles in the people page of those who identify as center voices or serve as advisers. Sign up for the newsletter. Consider becoming a patron. Or check out the resources page (and suggest links if you notice something missing).

As director of the Center, join me in celebrating this new venture. And consider how you might participate in this exciting work.


Thomas Jay Oord, Director
What Is Open and Relational Theology?

“Open and Relational Theology” is an umbrella label under which a variety of theologies and believers reside. This variety shares at least two ideas in common:

God experiences time moment by moment (open)
God, us, and creation relate, so that everyone gives and receives (relational)
Most open and relational thinkers also affirm additional ideas, such as the idea love is our ultimate ethic, creatures are free at least to some extent, all creation matters, life has purpose, genuine transformation is possible, science points to important truths theology needs to incorporate, and more.

Visit website here.

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