ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home – One (1) Year License + Digital Edition
This product is a one (1) year license renewal for ProFuture Faith (including access to and use of the downloadable/printable participant reader and facilitator guide) PLUS access to the Digital Edition of ProFuture Faith DVD Curriculum Edition. You will need to keep your license current in order to use the program (in either format – DVD or Digital) for group study. IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with a link to the digital (mp4) files provided via a Dropbox Showcase. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resend the link to you.
ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home — 8 sessions
Having “squandered our inheritance on profligate living,” we are a prodigal species. Industrial civilization and our insatiable appetites have us hurtling toward irreversible consequences – not in some distant future, but right now. The good news is it’s not too late. At the intersection of science, spirituality, and sustainability is a deep love of life and a passion for our posterity – a ProFuture Faith. Join eco-theologian, author, and TEDx speaker, Rev. Michael Dowd in a dynamic DVD and internet-based discussion course that bridges the gap between head and heart, science and faith. Participants will be guided on a journey that accepts what is inevitable, avoids what is futile, and be inspired to attend to what is urgent. Come home to reality. Embrace a ProFuture Faith!
Original purchase of ProFuture Faith includes a one-year group use license. This product is a one (1) year license renewal for ProFuture Faith (including access to and use of the downloadable/printable participant reader and facilitator guide) PLUS access to the Digital Edition of ProFuture Faith DVD Curriculum Edition. The annual group use license renewal fee = $20.00. Please see policy page for additional information.
is a bestselling eco-theologian and pro-science, pro-future ‘evangelist’ whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, and on television nationally. His book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and a program at the United Nations. He and his wife, science writer and climate activist, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 2,500 groups across North America since 2002, including nearly 500 UU churches. Rev. Dowd has also conducted two acclaimed online conversation series: “Evolutionary Christianity” and “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness.”
Part 1 — Coming Home to Reality (4 sessions)
- Un-Trivializing God — Reality as Thou — (20 min)
- The Purpose of Religion and Necessity of Science — (20 min)
- The Epic of Evolution — A Cosmic Timeline — (20 min)
- Thus Sayeth Reality — What is Inevitable; What is Needed — (20 min)
Part 2 — Practical Wisdom (4 sessions)
- Thus Sayeth Reality — What is Futile; What is Urgent — (19 min)
- Why We Struggle — Un-Trivializing Mythic Wisdom — (20 min)
- Impermanence & Death as Sacred — Embracing Limits — (17 min)
- Staying Sane, Sober and Inspired in Contracting Times — (21 min)