Voted Off the Island: The Case of Professor Tom Oord – UPDATE: Oord's Layoff on Hold

UPDATE (4/21/15):聽Apparently, the layoffs are now on hold at NNU. Oord will be able to teach in the summer while the school’s actions are under review.
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The subtitle for Karl Giberson’s Daily Beast article on fired Northwest Nazarene professor Tom Oord sums it up:

A beloved professor forced from a Nazarene university this month is the latest casualty in a war that鈥檚 being waged against thinking evangelical Christians.

According to Giberson, Oord’s affirmation of evolution and “open theism” doomed him at the small Nazarene college. I suspect the school knew something about these beliefs before he came but he became too hot to handle.