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Michael Dowd interviews leaders in progressive Christianity and other religious traditions who are modernizing and enriching their faith by way of modern science, meaningfully interpreted. The result: sacred science and deep-time spirituality for REALizing religion in the 21st Century

Evolving Faith Michael Dowd

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    • 4.6, 5 Ratings

Michael Dowd interviews leaders in progressive Christianity and other religious traditions who are modernizing and enriching their faith by way of modern science, meaningfully interpreted. The result: sacred science and deep-time spirituality for REALizing religion in the 21st Century

    10. Michael Dowd: Avoiding Human Extinction

    10. Michael Dowd: Avoiding Human Extinction

    Michael Dowd was interviewed in April 2016 by Mark Gilbert,
    host of Conscious Bridge Radio Show.
    In this 57-minute program (slightly edited for posting on "Evolving
    Faith" podcast series), Dowd introduces the worldview shift
    underlying his "ecology is the new theology" imperative, most
    recently expressed in his 17-minute youtube video: "Reality's
    Rules: Ten Commandments to Avoid Extinction."

    Theme song "Holy
    Now" courtesy of Peter
    Mayer.

    • 56 min
    9. Roger L. Ray: Evidence-Based Faith

    9. Roger L. Ray: Evidence-Based Faith

    Rev. Dr. Roger L. Ray is the pastor of  Community Christian Church of Springfield (Missouri). He holds masters and doctoral degrees in divinity from Vanderbilt University as well as a bachelors in philosophy from Murray State University. He was a 2004 Merriell Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Ray writes a religion and ethics column for the Springfield News-Leader. He is also the author of Christian Wisdom for Today: Three Classic Stages of Spirituality, as well as various journal and magazine columns. Dr. Rays' sermons have been published in several professional journals and popular collections, and are currently available to a growing audience by way of audio podcast and the church's youtube channel.






    Theme song "Holy Now" courtesy of Peter Mayer.

    • 50 min
    8. John Haught: Between Natural and Supernatural?

    8. John Haught: Between Natural and Supernatural?

    John Haught is a leading Roman Catholic evolutionary theologian and Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. His passion is systematic theology informed by science, cosmology, ecology, and evolution. He’s the author of Making Sense of Evolution; Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature; and a dozen other important books in the field. Professor Haught has inspired an entire generation of Christian leaders who fully embrace a deep-time, deeply ecological worldview. This conversation, sparked by two of Dowd's Huffington Post blog entries, "New Theists: Knowers, Not Believers" and "God: Personification ≠ Person," clarifies why more than one approach to Evolutionary Christianity is both legitimate and important. Here, John and Michael discuss naturalism, supernaturalism, and what John calls "a third way" between the two, inspired by the work of renowned 20th century theologian Paul Tillich.



    Theme song "Holy Now" courtesy of Peter Mayer.

    • 43 min
    7. Evolutionary Catholics: Samples of 12-episode audioseries

    7. Evolutionary Catholics: Samples of 12-episode audioseries

    Samples in this podcast are drawn from 12 of the hour-long episodes in the audioseries "Evolutionary Catholics: Conversations at the Leading Edge of Faith." Hosted by Michael Dowd, these conversations feature 12 of the most inspiring religion-and-science leaders in Roman Catholicism — all of whom embrace the scientific evidence of a cosmos and Earth billions of years old, in which life forms evolved via natural processes. The speakers are: Joan Chittister, Ilia Delio, Linda Gibler, John Haught, Ursula King, Kenneth R. Miller, Michael Morwood, Diarmuid O'Murchu, Richard Rohr, Gloria Schaab, Mary Southard, and Gail Worcelo. The entire series can be accessed at EvolutionaryCatholics.com.

    • 46 min
    6. Evolutionary Creation: Samples of 10-episode audioseries

    6. Evolutionary Creation: Samples of 10-episode audioseries

    Samples in this podcast are drawn from 10 of the hour-long episodes in the audioseries "Evolutionary Creation: Conversations at the Leading Edge of Faith." Hosted by Michael Dowd, these conversations feature ten of the most inspiring evangelical (or theologically conservative) thought leaders and esteemed scientists — all of whom embrace the scientific evidence of a cosmos and Earth billions of years old, in which life forms evolved via natural processes. The speakers are: Denis Lamoureux, Ian Barbour, Kenneth Miller, Bill Phillips, Karl Giberson, John Haught, Owen Gingerich, Ted Davis, John Polkinghorne, and Charles Townes. The entire series can be accessed at EvolutionaryCreation.com.

    • 1 hr
    5. Evolutionary Christianity: Samples of 38-episode audioseries

    5. Evolutionary Christianity: Samples of 38-episode audioseries

    Hosted by Michael Dowd, these conversations with leading Christian theologians, clergy, and scientists were recorded during the Christian season of Advent in 2010. Ten of the 38 hour-long episodes have been excerpted here for an hour-long podcast. Speakers are: Denis Lamoureux, Joan Chittister, Bruce Sanguin, Kenneth Miller, Gail Worcelo, Ross Hostetter, Brian McLaren, Philip Clayton, Gretta Vosper, and John Shelby Spong. The entire series can be accessed at EvolutionaryChristianity.com. Subsets of the series (an Evangelical subset and a Catholic subset) will be sampled in the following two podcasts.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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Very Interesting Interviews

Michael Dowd does a great job at stimulating interesting discussions. He has very intelligent and spiritual people on his podcast.

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