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:

  1. God experiences time moment by moment (open)
  2. God, us, and creation relate, so that everyone gives and receives (relational)

Most open and relational thinkers also affirm additional ideas, such as 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, and more.

Our History

The Center for Open and Relational Theology began in 2019. It fosters networks, develops resources, sponsors projects, and promotes events that deepen and broaden open and relational theologies. It builds from the important work of previous open and relational thinkers.

About Us

The center is a 501c3 organization that promotes and serves as a hub for people and organizations promoting open and relational theologies. Contact the center, its advisers, or those listed as voices to find out more.