Thomas Jay Oord

PCN Britain are pleased to partner friends across Yorkshire, this August, to present a series of evenings with American theologian Thomas Jay Oord.

Start Date:
Tuesday 13 August 2024
Thomas Jay Oord
Free but donations welcomed
Sarah Guilfoyle

Dr Oord, who will shortly stand trial within his denomination for openly affirming 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 these exciting events, as together we explore Christianity beyond deconstruction.

Tuesday 13th of August - 7.30pm, St Mark's, Sheffield. (Broomfield Rd, Sheffield S10 2SE)

Wednesday 14th of August - 6.30pm, the Emmanuel Centre, Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds. (183 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AR)

Thursday 15th of August - 7.30pm, Oasis Church, Hull. (310 Newland Ave, Hull HU5 2NB)

Friday 16th of August - 4.00pm, York St John's University, York. (Critical Listening Room, the Creative Centre. Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX) Upcoming : Christianity Beyond Deconstruction | York St John University (

Look out for Dr Oord at the Greenbelt festival at the end of the month too.

Booking Details

Please use the links next to the dates in Leeds and York to reserve your place. The events in Sheffield and Hull do not require a reservation.

Group Programme