Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., has earned degrees in religion and philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Claremont Graduate University, as well as having pursued post-doctoral work at Harvard Divinity School. Oord serves on the executive council of the Wesleyan Theological Society and has served as President of the Wesleyan Philosophical Society. Oord is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. After teaching philosophy three years at Eastern Nazarene College, Oord currently teaches theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University. Jay Richard Akkerman is professor of pastoral theology and director of graduate theological online education programs at Northwest Nazarene University. He has more than 25 years of ministry experience in pastoring and teaching. Dr. Akkerman was a contributor for the book Postmodern and Wesleyan? Exploring the Boundaries and Possibilities. He and his wife, Kim have three daughters.
This book models what the Church should practice in a tumultuous
culture. It suggests constructive ways for the church to navigate
the promises and perils of living in a postmodern culture, it
welcomes those with differing views to join in the conversation,
and each chapter closes with good, critical questions that draw the
reader into the dialogue -- James Hampton, Professor "Asbury
"The writers in this volume are postmoderns or those who are uniquely positioned to understand postmodernism. This volume gives us an opportunity to hear their voices and dialog with their ideas so that we can better discern what the church might look like in our changing culture. I encourage you to read this volume with a spirit of curiosity. -- Vicki Copp,Professor "Nazarene Theological Seminary"