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Evolutionary Evangelist Michael Dowd to speak at Sedona Library

The Rev. Michael Dowd offers a "God's eye" view of Darwinism.

The Rev. Michael Dowd offers a "God's eye" view of Darwinism.

Come hear the Rev. Michael Dowd share a gospel that's billions of years old and find out why Americans everywhere are engaging in a life-changing new conversation about Creation.

The place is the Sedona Public Library. The date is Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. See for yourself why Nobel Prize-winning scientists and religious leaders across the spectrum are lining up to praise his bold new book that builds bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for people of any religion or belief system.

Dowd has been technically homeless for the past six years, roaming the 50 states in his Dodge Sprinter (named "Angel"), speaking to hundreds of congregations a year. He's on a mission, he says, to proclaim the gospel. The "Gospel of Evolution," that is.

Accompanied by Connie Barlow, his acclaimed evolution writer spouse, Dowd espouses a theology that moves away from biblical literalism, views science as sacred, and proclaims the 13.7 billion year epic of evolution as "our common creation story."

On Feb. 7, Dowd is in Sedona to give presentations and promote his new book, "Thank God For Evolution!" - a 400-page explication of his brand of Evolution Theology. It has been touted by five Nobel Laureates, and it is offered free for download in its entirety via his Web site.

Dowd, an ordained Christian minister, was raised Roman Catholic but "didn't feel called to celibacy," so he became Baptist. It wasn't until his college years at Evangel University that he learned of evolution.

"What most people don't know is that most evangelical colleges actually teach evolution," Dowd said. "I had no idea, and I rejected it at first, then eventually came to accept evolution in the way you accept death and taxes - begrudgingly."

Gradually, he began to passionately embrace his current beliefs, ones that give a "God's eye view" to Darwinian theory.

For information call the library at (928) 282-7714. These programs are free to all, although your donation to support the Library's programming efforts is appreciated.

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