Dear fellow evolutionary,

I recently interviewed 38 Christian luminaries from nearly every denomination—including Nobel laureates and Templeton Prize-winners. My quest? To learn how they are personally and professionally inspired by what God is revealing today—through science. What quickly became apparent was that, regardless of theological or liturgical differences . . .

  • we all see no conflict between faith & reason, head & heart, Jesus & Darwin
  • we all value scientific and historic evidence as divine communication
  • we all share a commitment to a just and healthy future
  • If you wish to facilitate a discussion group or classroom study based on these conversations, an extensive study guide (10-15 pages per conversation), detailed index, and recommendations for selecting and sequencing the materials are available here.

    Co-evolutionary grace and blessings,
    ~ Rev. Michael Dowd
     

         

        



       
     
    Nobel Prize Winning Scientists  
    Charles H. Townes, William D. Phillips

    Templeton Prize-Winners
    Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne

    Roman Catholics
    Joan Chittister, John F. Haught, Richard Rohr,
    Ursula King, Kenneth R. Miller, Ilia Delio,
    Diarmuid O'Murchu, Gail Worcelo,
    Gloria Schaab, Mary Southard, Linda Gibler

    Mainline Protestants
    John Shelby Spong, Matthew Fox,
    John Cobb, Philip Clayton, Joan Roughgarden

    Evangelicals
    Karl W. Giberson, Denis Lamoureux,
    Owen Gingerich, Edward B. (Ted) Davis

                Emergent / Postmodern Evangelicals           
    Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt,
    Spencer Burke, Sally Morgenthaler

    Progressive / Integral Christians
    Gretta Vosper, Tom Thresher,
    Ross Hostetter, Jim Burklo, Paul Smith

    Evidential Mystics
    Kevin Kelly, Michael Morwood,
    Bruce Sanguin, Ian Lawton, Michael Dowd
     

              What Is Evolutionary Christianity?

    EVOLUTIONARY CHRISTIANITY reflects all forms of Christian faith practiced by those who not only accept but cherish the scientific evidence of a cosmos and Earth billions of years old, in which life forms evolved via natural processes. The thought leaders in the Evolutionary Christianity movement share deep-time eyes and a global heart. All embrace scientific discoveries in meaningful, faith-enriching, life-enhancing ways. In their quest to bridge or integrate traditional wisdom with scientific revelation, Christian evolutionaries place immense value on nurturing fresh and inspiring interpretations of scripture and doctrines that arose in pre-scientific times.

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    "This series helped change the direction of my spirituality. I will forever be grateful for the talks that took me to a much bigger view of God. Listening to these audios, while doing supplementary reading, gave me the confidence to go with my heart on this part of my journey, and I'm doing it with joy!" — Sheila Conner


        



    Single-Page Summaries of the 38 Episodes

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    Ian Barbour

    Spencer Burke

    Jim Burklo

    Joan Chittister

    Philip Clayton

    John Cobb

    Ted Davis

    Ilia Delio

    Michael Dowd

    Matthew Fox

    Karl Giberson

    Linda Gibler

    Owen Gingerich

    John Haught

    Ross Hostetter

    Kevin Kelly

    Ursula King

    Denis Lamoureux

    Ian Lawton

        

    Brian McLaren

    Kenneth R. Miller

    Sally Morgenthaler

    Michael Morwood

    Diarmuid O'Murchu   

    Doug Pagitt

    William D. Phillips

    John Polkinghorne

    Richard Rohr

    Joan Roughgarden

    Bruce Sanguin

    Gloria Schaab

    Paul Smith

    Mary Southard

    John Spong

    Tom Thresher

    Charles Townes

    Gretta Vosper

    Gail Worcelo

     


     



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    "I am an avid podcast listener, especially while exercising or doing chores. No other audio series has helped me as much as the Evolutionary Christianity series has.

    For many years I struggled on my own to understand how to integrate my Christian experience with the truth I found in science. I had already read or heard some of the guests, and so was looking forward to those episodes, but the range and caliber of all the guests is impressive. Among them are top-notch academics and leaders in spirituality discussing a topic that was deeply important to me — but almost taboo in my social circles.

    The series as a whole gave me reassurance that I wasn't alone. I encountered an abundance of ideas, perspectives, and paradigms presented in an accessible, engaging conversation. Michael Dowd's warm style and impressive knowledge gave the series a snap and sparkle difficult to match anywhere else."

    Richard Powell

     


    "Listening to these conversations engendered in me a fuller understanding of my faith. What I learned continues to challenge me to explore more deeply both the Holy Scriptures and the depths of the natural world, i.e., the book of nature."

    — Ed Gibeau