Avenue for Faith

Faith Formation In A Secular Age: An Interview With Dr. Andrew Root | Episode 13

July 05, 2021 Nathan Guy Season 1 Episode 13
Avenue for Faith
Faith Formation In A Secular Age: An Interview With Dr. Andrew Root | Episode 13
Chapters
0:00
Intro: we need community
1:09
Introducing Andrew Root
1:28
Part 1: Andrew's Bio & Story
4:01
Part 2: Defining This Cultural Moment
7:30
Part 3: The End of Youth Ministry?
10:34
Part 4: How Have Others Responded To Your Work?
12:55
Part 5: Ministry is Ministry--Applying Your Work To Adults
18:24
Part 6: Reimagining Youth Ministry With Helicopter Parents
24:01
Part 7: Your Bonhoeffer Book
28:27
Part 8: Reading Root: Where To Start?
30:10
Connect With Nathan By Email
Avenue for Faith
Faith Formation In A Secular Age: An Interview With Dr. Andrew Root | Episode 13
Jul 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Nathan Guy

For the first time, Gallup shows less than 50% of Americans attend church. What does faith formation look like in an increasingly secular age?  In this thirteenth episode, we explore youth ministry and adult education for this place and time.

My guest today is Dr. Andrew Root. A professor at Luther Seminary, Andrew is an eclectic thinker and author. He has written several important works on the theology of youth ministry, a biography of Bonhoeffer, and even a book on dogs. Drawing on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, he recently completed a trilogy on "ministry in a secular age."

In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:

  • This Secular Age: Defining Our Cultural Contemporary Moment (4:01)
  • The End of Youth Ministry?  Not Programs, But Encounters With Jesus (7:30)
  • Ministry is Ministry: Applying Root's Works To Adult Learners (12:55)
  • Reimagining Youth Ministry In The Age of Helicopter Parents (18:24)
  • Writing on Bonhoeffer (24:01)
  • And lots, lots more!

Connect with our guest:

 If you want more tips and guidance, visit  us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newslettersign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum.
 
---

In partnership with:

Show Notes Chapter Markers

For the first time, Gallup shows less than 50% of Americans attend church. What does faith formation look like in an increasingly secular age?  In this thirteenth episode, we explore youth ministry and adult education for this place and time.

My guest today is Dr. Andrew Root. A professor at Luther Seminary, Andrew is an eclectic thinker and author. He has written several important works on the theology of youth ministry, a biography of Bonhoeffer, and even a book on dogs. Drawing on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, he recently completed a trilogy on "ministry in a secular age."

In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:

  • This Secular Age: Defining Our Cultural Contemporary Moment (4:01)
  • The End of Youth Ministry?  Not Programs, But Encounters With Jesus (7:30)
  • Ministry is Ministry: Applying Root's Works To Adult Learners (12:55)
  • Reimagining Youth Ministry In The Age of Helicopter Parents (18:24)
  • Writing on Bonhoeffer (24:01)
  • And lots, lots more!

Connect with our guest:

 If you want more tips and guidance, visit  us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newslettersign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum.
 
---

In partnership with:

Intro: we need community
Introducing Andrew Root
Part 1: Andrew's Bio & Story
Part 2: Defining This Cultural Moment
Part 3: The End of Youth Ministry?
Part 4: How Have Others Responded To Your Work?
Part 5: Ministry is Ministry--Applying Your Work To Adults
Part 6: Reimagining Youth Ministry With Helicopter Parents
Part 7: Your Bonhoeffer Book
Part 8: Reading Root: Where To Start?
Connect With Nathan By Email