UPDATE (4/21/15): 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.
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’s 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.