Sermon delivered by Rev. Michael Dowd on August 31, 2014. Rev. Michael Dowd is an outspoken religious naturalist, evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and one of the most inspiring science and religion speakers in America today. Since April 2002, Michael and his wife (UU science writer Connie Barlow) have lived entirely on the road, delivering talks at more than 400 UU congregations, summer camps, and minister retreats, as well as for other religious and secular groups. Their work was featured as the cover story of our national membership magazine, UU World, in the spring of 2006. Their ministry has also been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and Discover magazine, and Michael has appeared on television nationally on CNN and ABC News. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and has also spoken at the United Nations. He will be offering a free presentation Friday, September 5 at Unity Temple entitled "The Future is Calling Us to Greatness: Inspiring Science, Realistic Hope."