Saturday, January 12, 2008


The Rev. Michael Dowd used to be a creationist preacher. Now firmly on the side of science, Dowd preaches harmony between religion and evolution.

According to the Statesman in Austin:
Dowd believes that God's revelations didn't stop in biblical times but continued in the form of scientific discovery, a worldview that he thinks is important as public schools grapple with how to teach evolution, Americans choose a new president, and the world faces environmental threats. ...

Dowd said he understands the fear of allowing science to trump faith because he was once a biblical literalist who believed that the Earth was 6,000 years old.

Over the years, though, he said, a Passionist priest led him to find a more powerful narrative of God and discover a "God-glorifying, Christ-edifying view of evolution."
You can download a free copy Dowd's book at his website, Thank God For Evolution. Worth checking out, at least.

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