WHAT IS THE GREAT STORY?

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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

Online free audios of presentations by Dowd or Barlow

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)

"Climate, Trees, and Legacy" videoblog series (2014 series by Connie Barlow)

"Evolutionize Your Life" multi-media resources

  • Lizard Legacy (reptilian brain)
  • Furry Li'l Mammal (old mammalian brain)
  • Monkey Mind (new mammalian brain)
  • Higher Porpoise (prefrontal cortex)
  • "God in Big History" 5-part educational video series (2014 series by Michael 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

    TRIBUTE PAGES FOR MENTORS PASSED:

  • William R. Catton
  • Paul S. Martin
  • Celia Hunter
  • 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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