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  • Thank God for Evolution!
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  • Thank God For Evolution
    Table of Contents Study Guides FAQ Resources The Great Story Huffington Post Blog News Recent Archives Blog Recent Archives Huffington Post Blog Get Involved Evangelize Posters Flyers Donate Testimonials Subscribe Study Guides Media Audio Video Flyers Posters Schedule Store The Great Story Search That evolution is a divine force has not been well appreciated or articulated up till now But through the efforts of this brave book and others inspired

    Original URL path: http://www.thankgodforevolution.com/node/977 (2016-04-30)
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  • Thank God For Evolution
    The Book Introduction Nobel Endorsements The Author Author s Promises Free Chapter Audiobook Table of Contents Study Guides FAQ Resources The Great Story Huffington Post Blog News Recent Archives Blog Recent Archives Huffington Post Blog Get Involved Evangelize Posters Flyers Donate Testimonials Subscribe Study Guides Media Audio Video Flyers Posters Schedule Store The Great Story Search For Catholics who are worried that evolution has nothing to offer them but random

    Original URL path: http://www.thankgodforevolution.com/node/925 (2016-04-30)
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  • Plume publishes paperback of TGFE with new author introduction | Thank God For Evolution
    theory Creation and evolution are one and the same explains Dowd Science and religion go hand in hand One without the other leaves humanity lost in the literature searching in vain for answers to post modern problems in ancient religious texts written when people believed the world was flat Only by looking through evolutionary eyes can we see our way out of the current global integrity crisis that is destroying economies and ecosystems around the world To Dowd religious doctrines such as the Fall and Original Sin are best understood as night language which points to inherited instincts around food safety and sex that ensured the survival of our ancestors but have become a burden in modern life Dowd s unorthodox message focuses not only on what evolution reveals about the past but on prophetic possibilities for a hopeful future far beyond the doomsday scenarios that have dominated popular thinking for decades Recent polls show that more Americans than ever are abandoning traditional religion Dowd writes how religions that are out of touch with reality will inevitably go extinct He offers a union of faith and reason that grounds belief in fact inspires integrity and religiously celebrates 13 7 billion years of outrageous good fortune for humanity a reality Dowd interprets as deep time grace In THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION Dowd delivers what is surely the central message of our time The choice to evolve is ours He invites people of every faith and none at all to passionately participate in the next great epoch in the emergence of consciousness and culture Reverend Michael Dowd is one of the most inspiring speakers in America today For the past 7 years he and his wife Connie Barlow a noted science writer have lived permanently on the road sharing a sacred view

    Original URL path: http://www.thankgodforevolution.com/node/1798 (2016-04-30)
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  • Evangelical minister marries science and religion in groundbreaking new book and US roadshow | Thank God For Evolution
    believed the world was flat Only by looking through evolutionary eyes can we see our way out of the current global integrity crisis that is destroying economies and ecosystems the world over Dowd s breakthrough book and mobile ministry aim to give voice to a growing movement of millions in the middle that leading polls show see no conflict between religion and reason The courageous couple have invited battle fatigued fundamentalists on both sides of the Darwin vs Design debate to end the war of words and join a new conversation about Creation In response scientific luminaries and mainstream ministers from Baptists to Buddhists have lined up to praise the Pentecostal preacher whose meta religious message is liberating literalists left right and center Fact are God s native tongue and only the marriage of science and religion can provide the real moral guidance needed to live in deep integrity teaches Dowd Rev Dowd s provocative ministry focuses not only on what evolution reveals about the past but on its prophetic possibilities for a hopeful future far beyond the doomsday scenarios that have dominated popular thinking for decades These are not the End Times preaches Rev Dowd According to the rock record humanity only emerged yesterday in geological time We have an eternity ahead of us to get to know our Creator and our place in the cosmos To Dowd religious doctrines such as the Fall and Original Sin are best understood as night language which points to inherited instincts around food safety and sex that ensured the survival of our ancestors but have become a burden in modern life Nothing is more personally empowering than accepting an evolutionary understanding of our true nature teaches Dowd Because I now know how my brain evolved I ve stopped struggling with biblical beliefs about my sinful nature Thanks to the integrity practices in Thank GOD for EVOLUTION I now have no resentments no secrets and no unfinished business From crumbling economies to collapsing ecosystems humanity is experiencing an unprecedented global integrity crisis preaches Dowd Integrity is everything With it heaven on Earth is ours Without it hell inevitably follows Coming home to Reality or what my tradition calls getting right with God is the only way we will ever experience thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven Evolution matters Without a meaningful deep time perspective grounded in measurable reality we can t possibly know what integrity is much less know how to live in it Raised Roman Catholic the now roving reverend became a born again Christian following a mountaintop experience on a solo backpacking trip while serving in the U S Army in Berlin Germany Feeling called to a new kind of service Dowd went on to graduate with highest honors from Evangel University with a B A in Biblical Studies and Philosophy and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary now Palmer Theological Seminary He later pastored churches in Massachusetts

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  • Rev. Michael Dowd's "Gospel of Evolution" Roadshow celebrates 'Year of Darwin' | Thank God For Evolution
    have no resentments no secrets and no unfinished business From crumbling economies to collapsing ecosystems humanity is experiencing an unprecedented global integrity crisis Integrity is everything preaches Dowd With it heaven on Earth is ours Without it hell inevitably follows Coming home to Reality or what my tradition calls getting right with God is the only way we will ever experience thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven Evolution matters Without a meaningful deep time perspective grounded in measurable reality we can t possibly know what integrity is much less know how to live in it Whether you believe we are a product of chance or design free will is the X factor that will determine our future The choice to evolve is ours and that s good news Raised Roman Catholic the now roving reverend became a born again Christian following a mountaintop experience on a solo backpacking trip while serving in the U S Army in Berlin Germany Feeling called to a new kind of service Dowd went on to graduate with highest honors from Evangel University with a B A in Biblical Studies and Philosophy and then earned a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary now Palmer Theological Seminary He later pastored churches in Massachusetts Michigan and Ohio People always ask me how an atheist science writer and an evangelical Christian preacher can find enough common ground to get married says Dowd It s because Connie and I share a passion for teaching and preaching the Epic of Evolution the science based history of the Universe in deeply meaningful ways that inspire people to cooperate across religious differences I preach a universal gospel that makes traditional religious insights real in ways our flat earth forefathers could only imagine and attempt to convey through parable and metaphor Fossils now deepen my faith not test it I see them as proof positive of the amazing grace that has guided us safely through billions of years of evolution Today when I learn of new DNA discoveries or see the latest NASA images or when I think about how we actually are made of stardust I don t reject these discoveries for conflicting with the Genesis account of creation I embrace them religiously Studying evolution is like following cosmic breadcrumbs home In the 1990s Rev Dowd expanded his mission and became a religious organizer for the National Environmental Trust He went on to manage the Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign in Portland Oregon and Global Action Plan s EcoTeam and Livable Neighborhood Programs in Rockland County New York Today Michael and Connie have no permanent home and travel from town to town hosted by churchgoers and supporters along the way The two have spoken to more than a thousand church college and community groups since first setting out seven years ago This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin the father of evolutionary theory and the 150th anniversary of his

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  • Viking/Penguin publishes revised 2nd edition of TGFE | Thank God For Evolution
    believers on both sides of the generations old debate by showing how evolution is not meaningless blind chance rather it is the sacred story that embraces and includes all religions As a Christian minister Dowd addresses the concerns that many Christians have about evolution and offers insights that ring true to people of any spiritual tradition or none at all For Dowd studying evolution is like following cosmic breadcrumbs home Drawing on the full range of cosmological geological biological and human related sciences THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION presents the history of the universe as an epic drama in which the generations alive today have a crucial role to play It offers a shift in public perception on a scale not experienced since the Copernican Revolution or the Protestant and Catholic Reformations By acknowledging the global collaborative scientific endeavor as public revelation we can newly appreciate the timeless insights within the private revelations of the world s enduring religious traditions Moreover Dowd shows how the discoveries of science notably evolutionary brain science and evolutionary psychology offer astonishing gifts for understanding and overcoming the challenges in our personal lives and relationships This he declares is the gospel according to evolution In rejoining our heads with our hearts Rev Dowd speaks to what matters most to us our personal struggles breakdowns and pain our closest relationships our choices about where to spend our time energy and money and the wellbeing of our communities and our world Endorsed by Nobel Laureates in the scientific community and religious leaders alike THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION builds bridges provides guidance and restores realistic hope for virtually everyone regardless of belief or worldview ABOUT THE AUTHOR Reverend Michael Dowd is one of the most inspiring speakers in America today For the past six years he and his wife

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