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  • Gospel of Evolution making Big Bang across America | Thank God For Evolution
    anti evolution fundamentalist turned evolutionary missionary shares a God s eye view of everything from microbiology to supernovas His provocative program is inspiring evolutionary epiphanies among believers and non believers alike and liberating literalists left right and center Finally a God that makes sense blurted out an atheist audience member at a recent Colorado presentation The universe took 13 7 billion years to produce this amazing book said John Mather NASA Senior Astrophysicist and a 2006 Nobel laureate in physics The science vs religion debate is over exclaimed Craig Mello a 2006 Nobel laureate in medicine Trying to understand reality without an evolutionary worldview is like trying to understand infection without microscopes or the structure of the Universe without telescopes claims Reverend Michael Dowd an ordained Christian minister and former Baptist and United Church of Christ pastor It s not merely difficult it s impossible These are not the End Times for humanity they are just the beginning Earth is billions of years old and we only emerged a few million years ago a geological blink of an eye Fossils were not put here to test our faith they were left behind by a divine creative process that made everything we experience around us and within us Fossils teach us faith by showing proof positive of the grace that has guided us safely through deep time to the present moment It s both mind blowing and heart opening when you can look at evolution from a sacred perspective Evolution Theology breathes new life into religious insights at the heart of the world s great traditions There was a time when I was eager to argue with anyone who thought the world was more than 6 000 years old Now I preach a gospel as old as the Universe itself The

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  • Nobel laureates praise bold new book that sees science as sacred | Thank God For Evolution
    diversity of human beliefs and for improving human behavior Part 4 titled Evolutionary Spirituality presents universally applicable integrity practices that breathe new life into core values at the heart of Judaism Christianity Islam Buddhism and other religions The book closes with a sobering assessment of the major challenges facing humanity in the next 250 years and offers a realistic and inspiring vision beyond sustainability an evolutionary revival of passion and purpose in service to life Dowd sees this revival beginning as we become increasingly conscious of the process of evolution and align the natural self interest of individuals and institutions with the wellbeing of planet as a whole About the author Rev Michael Dowd a former anti evolution fundamentalist young Earth creationist is today a non denominational Christian minister best known as America s Evolutionary Evangelist Profoundly shaken by 9 11 Rev Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow gave away all of their worldly possessions and set out on permanent traveling ministry to share a sacred science based telling of the 14 billion year epic of evolution with as many people as possible Living their message which embraces theists atheists and everyone else the couple embodies a marriage of science and religion Michael a born again Christian evolutionary and Connie a religious naturalist who considers herself a classic left brain evolutionary humanist Living out of a large white Dodge Sprinter van named Angel adorned with the popular symbols of the Jesus and Darwin fish kissing the couple have continuously crisscrossed the country since 2001 They have spoken in more than 500 churches convents monasteries and spiritual centers to groups of Roman Catholics Protestants Evangelicals Unitarians Quakers Mennonites Buddhists and more Visiting a new town every week or two the husband and wife team are frequently invited to present the discoveries of science in inspiring ways in secular settings such as public schools colleges universities libraries nature centers and even an occasional zoo There was a time when I believed evolution was of the devil confesses Dowd I passed out religious tracts promoting the idea that planet Earth was no more than 6 000 years old and that if you believed otherwise you were in danger of going to hell Today I share the good news that an empirical science based story of an emerging Cosmos and the Bible are not in conflict Rev Dowd graduated summa cum laude from Evangel University with a B A in Biblical Studies and Philosophy He also graduated with honors from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary now Palmer Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree From the mid 1980s to mid 1990s Rev Dowd served as a congregational minister pastoring churches in Massachusetts Michigan and Ohio He served as Religious Organizer for the Washington D C based National Environmental Trust for one year and then headed the Portland Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign the first government funded program in the United States designed to produce large scale voluntary citizen behavior change along stewardship lines He continued this

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  • Rev. Michael Dowd takes evolutionary message to the American heartland | Thank God For Evolution
    preaches that celebrating the universal truth of evolution does not mean turning one s back on God Facts are God s native tongue Dowd asserts WHO Michael Dowd is from a Roman Catholic family and became a born again Christian at the age of 20 while serving in the U S Army as a military police officer in Berlin In 1981 he stormed out of freshman biology class at a conservative evangelical college when he discovered that evolution was being taught After receiving a Master of Divinity degree at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary Dowd had an evolutionary epiphany when he heard the scientific story of the universe told in a way that honored all religions From that moment he knew his life s calling evangelizing evolution Dowd pastored three churches and organized green living and sustainable neighborhood projects on both coasts before setting out in 2002 with his new bride atheist science writer and evolutionary humanist Connie Barlow to live on the road full time Since then the couple has traveled North America non stop preaching and teaching their unique Gospel of Evolution to both religious and non religious audiences Over the past six years they have delivered Sunday sermons evening talks workshops seminars and participatory children s programs in more than 500 churches retreat centers colleges universities high schools grade schools homeschool associations nature centers and public libraries WHAT THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION presents in a lively and accessible manner why it is now possible to view evolution as a divine process how current science shows that evolution is not meaningless blind chance practical methods for using evolutionary insights to achieve personal fulfillment and thriving relationships and how aligning with evolutionary trends can guide activists and others in making our world a better place As a Christian minister Dowd

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  • Publicity Photos Download | Thank God For Evolution
    Store The Great Story Search Windows users Right Click on the desired format and choose Save Target As Mac users Control Click or Right Click and choose Download Linked File Color TIFF JPEG B W TIFF JPEG Color TIFF JPEG B W TIFF JPEG Color TIFF JPEG B W TIFF JPEG Color TIFF JPEG B W TIFF JPEG Color TIFF JPEG B W TIFF JPEG Color TIFF JPEG B W

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  • Thank God For Evolution
    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 Michael Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow have committed their lives to showing that you can be a true Darwinian and a truly spiritual person Thank

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  • Thank God For Evolution
    America s Political and Spiritual Crisis Home 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 At last someone who understands that all

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  • User account | Thank God For Evolution
    Nobel Prize in Physics Home 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 Create new account Log in Request new password Username

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  • User account | Thank God For Evolution
    Flyers Posters Schedule Store The Great Story Search Create new account Log in Request new password Username Spaces are allowed punctuation is not allowed except for periods hyphens and underscores E mail address A valid e mail address All e mails from the system will be sent to this address The e mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new

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