Michael Dowd is a religious naturalist, evidential mystic, and big history evangelist. An outspoken “New Theist,” he is the author of the bestselling, bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World (2009). It has been endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, including noted skeptics and atheists, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. He has been featured on national TV, including CNN, Fox News, and ABC News, and delivered a TEDx talk in May, 2012. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer at CalTech (sponsored by The Skeptic Society) and at the United Nations. He is also the host of the online conversation series, The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity, and Evolutionize Your Life, a free online tele-seminar.
Michael and his evolutionary educator wife, Connie Barlow, share the inspiring side of science in ways that offer practical tools for living and realistic hope for the future. Since April 2002 they have traveled North America non-stop, addressing more than 1,700 groups from Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, and Unitarian churches, to skeptic, freethinker, and secular high school, college, and university settings, to New Thought, New Age, and Eastern spirituality groups. Michael and Connie’s work has been featured in numerous national and local media, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and Discover magazine.