Religion, Dowd claims, has always been about helping people collectively to live in “right relationship to reality.” Given today’s science-based knowledge and the magnitude of humanity’s challenges, ecology is necessarily the new theology and the interdisciplinary study of “big history” is the new Genesis. Those who fail to understand that evidence is modern-day scripture, and that the world we live in is an honorable world, betray the future in the most egregious of ways.
Rev. Michael Dowd is the author of the bestselling, bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution, which was endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, along with noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.
Dowd will also offer an Adult Religious Exploration program on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. that will build on this sermon.