WHAT IS THE GREAT STORY?

Classic Quotations    More Classic Quotes


WHO ARE CONNIE BARLOW & MICHAEL DOWD?

Our Mission Statement

Itinerary of our future speaking engagements and record of past presentations

Connie's biography and videos, audios, and text publications list

Michael's biography and videos, audios, and text publications list

Photos of Connie & Michael

Highlights of our early presentations (2002 - 2009)

Recent accomplishments and projects (post 2009)

"Stories of Awakening": anecdotes from our evolutionary presentations


OUR PROGRAMS & PRESENTATIONS

WHAT'S NEW ON THIS WEBSITE? (month-by-month list of additions to this website)

College and University Academic Programs

K-12 Children's Programs

Unitarian Universalist Churches and Fellowships   UU Best Practices

Christian Churches and Organizations    (Dowd letter to UCC ministers)

Unity, New Thought, & Religious Science

Secular, Humanist, and Freethought

Environmental & Nature Centers

Men's Groups

online AUDIOS of our work (free)   DVDs (for purchase)

3 audio podcast series

Our Youtube channels: The Great Story (Michael's channel)    Ghosts of Evolution (Connie's channel)

"Evolutionary Christianity" audio series (38 episodes, hosted by Dowd)


WORDS OF PRAISE about us, our programs, and our traveling ministry

Science & Spirit Leaders

Educators, Academics, and Researchers

Unitarian Universalists

Christians

Unity / New Thought / Religious Science

Retreat Centers, Environmental Groups, and Others

Enthusiasm for Our Traveling Ministry


GREAT STORY BEADS. How the major events in evolutionary history and our own personal stories can be celebrated as colorful beads on a loop or necklace — for adults and for children.

Timeline of transformational moments in 13 billion years of cosmic history.

North America Story Beads (Cenozoic Era: the last 65 million years).

Praise for Great Story Beads


WRITINGS, DRAMATIC SCRIPTS, SONGS, and CURRICULA

CONNIE BARLOW: academic and popular writings

MICHAEL DOWD: academic and popular writings

Experiential Processes

"Coming Home to North America"
"We Are Made of Stardust!"
Death through Deep-Time Eyes
The "River of Life" Ritual (based on Dawkins, Ancestor's Tale)
Participatory Great Story Parables

SONGS for Celebrating The Great Story

MUSIC VIDEOS for contemporary church or secular services

Writings by Others

Curricula for Kids and Teens

Study Guides for individual or group study

"Evolutionary Christianity" audio series (38 episodes, hosted by Dowd)

Thomas Berry (audios and videos of)


Great Story DVDs for sale available through this website


STICKERS, BUTTONS, TEE-SHIRTS with evolution graphics for sale ONLINE (no profit for us; just the CafePress usual mark-up)


GREAT STORY PARABLES. Find here more than a half dozen short stories that playfully or reverentially celebrate major events in evolutionary history and teach values important for these times. Written by a number of contributors, these parables — a new genre of science writing — are intended for children and adults.

"Buddha Bowl" by Paula Hirschboeck

"Earth Had a Challenging Childhood" by Connie Barlow

"The Lucky Little Seaweed" by Mark McMenamin

"Ozzie and the Snortlefish" by Denny O'Neil

"Startull: The Story of an Average Yellow Star" by Connie Barlow

"The Dance" by Larry Edwards

"Earth's Eyes" by Leslie Pilder

"Pluto's Identity Crisis" by Connie Barlow

"Who Am I?" by Connie Barlow

"A Leaf of Grass" by Connie Barlow

"A Long Winter" by Connie Barlow

"The Dance of Islands and Continents" by Connie Barlow

"Death of the Dinosaurs" by Connie Barlow


METARELIGIOUS ESSAYS. Contributed essays that show how an understanding of the evolutionary story of cosmos, earth, life, and humanity can enrich one's religious/spiritual experience.

Biblical Christian by Michael Dowd

Catholic by Sister Gail Worcelo

Buddhist by Paula Hirschboeck

Unitarian by Patricia Gordon

Quaker by Mary Coelho.

Pagan by Glenys Livingstone.

Religious Naturalist by Connie Barlow

more Religious Naturalist essays and sermons by a variety of authors

Links to two fabulous metareligious interviews by Brian Swimme:

1997 interview in "U.S. Catholic"

2001 interview in "What Is Enlightenment?"

CHARTS for teaching and appreciating The Great Story.

STORIES OF AWAKENING

SACRED SITES OF THE GREAT STORY

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RECOMMENDED LINKS & RESOURCES

Science-rich Educational Videos on CLIMATE CHANGE

EVOLUTIONARY SALONS - invitational gatherings that bring together leading thinkers and activists on the growing edge of evolution.

WHAT'S NEW ON THIS WEBSITE? includes the month-by-month list of additions to this website.


EXPERIENTIAL SCRIPTS

"We Are Made of Stardust"

"A Feast of Elements"

"Coming Home to North America: A Co-Creative Ritual Experience"

"The Story of North America (for Elementary School Classes)"

"The Great Journey: A Ritual"

"Gift of Tiamat: A Winter Holidays Ritual"

"Stardust Service for Ash Wednesday"




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