Rev. Michael Dowd

Big history/pro-future evangelist, religious naturalist, sacred realist, and bestselling author

Michael Dowd is a bestselling evolutionary eco-theologian and pro-future evangelist whose work has been featured in The NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Skeptic, Discover, and on CBC, CNN, Fox News, and ABC News. An outspoken New Theist and Religious Naturalist, he is author of the bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution, which was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. He has delivered two TEDx talks, a program at the United Nations, and has hosted two acclaimed online conversation series': "The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity," and "The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness". Michael and his wife, Connie Barlow -- both climate hawks -- share the inspiring side of science in ways that offer practical tools for living and active hope for the future. Since 2002 they have addressed more than 2,000 religious and secular groups across North America. (Michael's "Reverend Reality" Youtube channel, HERE; video, audio, and text publications, HERE; personal and media website, HERE; and Wikipedia entry, HERE.)

• Michael's bio, background, and publications
• Michael's Wikipedia entry
• Connie's bio and publications
Praise from Nobel Prize-winning scientists, skeptics, and religious leaders
Complete news archive

America's Evolutionary Evangelists
Inspiring Naturalism
Evolving Faith



• Connie's channel: ghostsofevolution
• Michael's channel: thegreatstory
• Rev. Reality channel: Reverend Reality

WEBSITES: - Epic of evolution educational website (their main site) - Michael's book website - Michael's personal/media site - EC community site

Thank God for Evolution
Evolutionary Times
Evolutionary Christianity

THE FUTURE IS CALLING US TO GREATNESS - Skype interviews with 56 climate, peak oil, and sustainability leaders

EVOLUTIONARY CHRISTIANITY - Digital Audio Course and Leaders Manual
Interviews with 38 of the world's most esteemed Christian scientists, theologians, and ministers who wholeheartedly embrace evolution and cherish scientific, historic, and cross-cultural evidence.

EVOLUTIONARY CATHOLICS - subset of 12 conversations with Roman Catholic science and religion luminaries

EVOLUTIONARY CREATION - subset of 10 conversations with Evangelical or other theologically conservative Christian thought leaders

• Free teleseminar
5-week online course
How to eliminate self-judgment and create a big-hearted life of purpose and joyful integrity by honoring your Stone Age Instincts. (It's basically about how new discoveries in evolutionary brain science clarify how to gain freedom from self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors, cultivate healthy relationships, and thrive in the face of life’s challenges. It also REALizes, or naturalizes, ancient mythic insights, such as "The Fall" and "Original Sin".

Our physical instincts
Our social Instincts
Our interpretive Instincts
Our "spiritual" Instincts

Online VIDEO and AUDIO programs of Michael and Connie in action:
Here and here (scroll down).

THE MAIN PROGRAM MICHAEL DELIVERED in all secular and religious settings from 2008-2012, which he also presented at the United Nations, can be found on YouTube in two versions: one narrated (in two parts) and one live.

Program description: Rev. Dowd shows how a meaningful science-based understanding of human nature, death, and the trajectory of big history can offer a realistically hopeful and inspiring vision of the future. He also offers practical tools for growing in right relationship to reality that can enrich and even transform one's life and interaction. Uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares humanity's common creation story in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul. His passion is showing how a science-informed spirituality can inspire each of us to live with greater integrity, joy, and zest for life — and can also deepen appreciation of traditional spiritual insights.
• NH Public Television documentary on Rev. Dowd and the above program.