Michael Dowd: Pro-Future Evangelist

Michael Dowd | Celebrating Reality

Rev. Michael Dowd blames anti-science fundamentalists for U.S. inaction on climate crisis

  • Pro-science pastor speaks at rallies and churches along cross-country Climate March
  • Bestselling Christian author claims that God has been speaking through science for centuries
  • Evolutionary evangelist says fundamentalist beliefs will create ‘hell on Earth’

Rev. Michael Dowd, author of the bestselling book Thank God for Evolution and Evolutionary Christianity podcasts, is preaching a prophetic warning at rallies and churches along an eight-month, cross-country Climate March currently underway.

In a fiery new sermon series, Rev. Dowd – a former fundamentalist with degrees from Evangel University and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Seminary) – confronts anti-science voices within the church who deny climate science and portray environmental protection as anti-Christian.

“Reality is God and evidence is scripture,” preaches Dowd. “Irresponsible ‘end times’ thinking is condemning our children and grandchildren to rising sea levels and a literal hell on Earth. If humanity doesn’t come into right relationship with Reality soon, we will perish.”

According to Dowd, anti-science fundamentalists are “false prophets” who are leading the church and the world astray and “disgracing God and gospel.” Dowd claims that if Jesus were alive today he would “rebuke” the Religious Right for turning its back on Reality and ignoring truth that God has been revealing through science for centuries.

“Nothing could be more Christian than challenging the religious establishment when it is on the wrong side of history and loving future generations enough to put their needs ahead of our own,” proclaims Dowd. “Nothing could be less Christian than condemning our grandchildren to hell and high water.”

According to recent polls, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary 46% of Americans still cling to the idea that we live on a ‘young earth’ and 41% believe that we are in the ‘end times’, creating a critical mass of voters whose representatives are blocking urgent legislation on climate change.

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Leading Christians embrace evolution in new series

Rev. Michael Dowd to host historic dialogues about the future of faith

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - On January 15th, Rev. Michael Dowd — the minister who made headlines across America with his bestselling book, Thank GOD for EVOLUTION — will launch an historic series of online roundtable discussions for leading Christians to talk about evolution and the future of their faith.

The unprecedented series is bringing together leading Christian evolutionaries ranging from Catholic nuns to Nobel Prize-wining scientists, to talk about where they find common ground, instead of debating differences.

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This Christmas, Christianity evolves

  • Rev. Michael Dowd convene diverse Christian leaders who see science as sacred
  • EvolutionaryChristianity.com to host free podcasts and seminars

This Christmas season, bestselling author and evolutionary evangelist Rev. Michael Dowd is having an online revival of sorts, and pitching what may be the biggest tent yet for fellow Christians who embrace evolution and honor science: EvolutionaryChristianity.com.

As a sequel to his breakthrough book Thank God for Evolution (Viking/Plume), Rev. Dowd is hosting and producing a living library of free podcasts and live panels with preeminent Christians on the leading edge of science and religion, where mythic beliefs and measurable reality collide.

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“The New Atheists and scriptural literalists are not the only games in town,” says Dowd. “In contrast to Richard Dawkins’ God-less universe, tens of millions of us in the middle celebrate both Jesus and Darwin. For us, religious faith is strengthened by what God is revealing through science.”

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Michael Dowd to Christian Church: New Atheists are God’s Prophets

Bestselling author launches radical new sermon series in Oklahoma

Rev. Michael Dowd, controversial author of the bestselling book Thank God for Evolution, is bringing a radical new sermon series to pulpits across America in what may be his boldest message yet to fellow Christians: “The New Atheists are God’s prophets, and believers need to listen up.”

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Christian evangelist calls on believers to accept evolution

Origin of Species turns 150; Plume publishes Thank GOD for EVOLUTION

As museums and universities the world over prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species this fall, evangelist Michael Dowd is on a mission to help fellow Christians accept evolution.

Dubbed an ‘evolutionary evangelist’ by Discover magazine, Michael Dowd is a traveling preacher with an unorthodox message: “Evolution is God’s will and humanity’s salvation, and contrary to popular belief, Armageddon and the Apocalypse are not inevitable.”

His new book Thank GOD for EVOLUTION–published in paperback this summer by Plume–celebrates science as sacred and has been publicly praised by religious leaders from priests to rabbis, and prominent scientists, including 6 Nobel Prize winners–a NASA senior astrophysicist among them.

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Plume publishes paperback with new author introduction

Evolutionary thinking is the zeitgeist of the 21st century. Not since the Copernican Revolution have we experienced comparable revelations about the natural world and our place in the universe. How will society ultimately reconcile science and religion? "Marry them!" exclaims Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank GOD for EVOLUTION: How The Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Plume; May 2009; ISBN: 978-0-452-29534-6).

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Evangelical minister marries science and religion

As major museums and leading universities around the world celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank GOD for EVOLUTION (Viking/Plume), a groundbreaking new book endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists and religious leaders across the spectrum, is taking his cosmic gospel roadshow across the country for an 8th straight year. In his unorthodox sermons and seminars, awestruck audiences across America are wowed by Rev. Dowd's evolutionary epiphanies about the meaning of life and the current integrity crisis affecting the global economy and environment.

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Viking publishes revised second edition

According to Reverend Michael Dowd, the war between religion and science is over. In Thank GOD for EVOLUTION: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Viking/On-Sale Date: June 19, 2008/978-0-670-02045-4/$24.95) , Dowd transforms the current debate and clearly presents why it is now possible to view evolution as deeply meaningful, even sacred. Just as scientific theories evolve and expand over time with new discoveries and new information, Dowd proposes that divine revelation is not limited to the Bible, but continues to be discovered through science. “Facts are God’s native tongue,” he writes.

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Gospel of Evolution making Big Bang across America

Rev. Michael Dowd , author of the bold new book Thank GOD for EVOLUTION: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (Viking/On-Sale Date: June 19, 2008/978-0-670-02045-4/$24.95) is preaching his cosmic gospel to growing audiences across America.

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