Here's a classic "you've got chocolate in my peanut butter" idea: an evangelical Christian embracing the theory of evolution. That's the foundation for the book Thank God for Evolution! How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life, co-written by evangelist Michael Dowd and his wife, Connie Barlow. The couple will appear today (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (1911 Cliff Valley Way, 404-634-5134). Admission is free.
Here's a snippet from the book description:
Thank God for Evolution! presents in a lively and accessible manner the reasons why it is now possible to view evolution as a divine process; how current science shows that evolution is not meaningless blind chance; practical methods for using evolutionary insights to achieve greater personal fulfillment and thriving relationships; and how aligning with evolutionary trends can guide activists and others hoping to make our world a better place. As a Christian minister, Dowd especially addresses the concerns that Christians have about evolution, but this book contains insights that will appeal to people of all faiths and of no faith.
Hey, we're game! Who says you can't have it both ways? Has anybody read the book or seen Dowd in action? We're curious. In the meantime, here's a look at him, ever so briefly, in action:
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