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The Children of Divorce (Youth, Family, and Culture): The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being

The Children of Divorce (Youth, Family, and Culture): The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being

by Chap Clark and Andrew Root

Why does divorce cause so much strain and long-term distress for children of all ages? Andrew Root, a recognized authority on youth ministry and a child of divorce himself, explains that divorce causes children to question their core identity. Since a child is the product of the union of a mother and father, when that union ends, he or she experiences a baff… Read more…

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker: A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker: A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together

by Andrew Root

The youth ministry focus of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life is often forgotten or overlooked, even though he did much work with young people and wrote a number of papers, sermons, and addresses about or for the youth of the church. However, youth ministry expert Andrew Root explains that this focus is central to Bonhoeffer's story and thought. Root presen… Read more…

The Relational Pastor: Sharing in Christ by Sharing Ourselves

The Relational Pastor: Sharing in Christ by Sharing Ourselves

by Andrew Root

One of the Academy of Parish Clergy's "Top 10 Books of 2013 for Parish Ministry" When is the last time you asked yourself hard questions about why you were pursuing certain relationships in your ministry? Could it be that the end game for many of us is not relationship per se but loyalty, adherenc… Read more…

The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

by Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean

What haunts your youth group? So often we avoid talking about doubts and fears because we feel inadequately equipped to address them in any meaningful way. The crisis of existence can't be answered with pat Sunday school formulas or a few Bible verses, let alone another relay race. The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perple… Read more…

Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #1): Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness

Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #1): Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness

by Andrew Root

The loss or disaffiliation of young adults is a much-discussed topic in churches today. Many faith-formation programs focus on keeping the young, believing the youthful spirit will save the church. But do these programs have more to do with an obsession with youthfulness than with helping young people encounter the living God?Questioning the search for new o… Read more…

The End of Youth Ministry? (Theology for the Life of the World): Why Parents Don't Really Care about Youth Groups and What Youth Workers Should Do about It

The End of Youth Ministry? (Theology for the Life of the World): Why Parents Don't Really Care about Youth Groups and What Youth Workers Should Do about It

by Andrew Root

What is youth ministry actually for? And does it have a future? Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology, went on a one-year journey to answer these questions. In this book, Root weaves together an innovative first-person fictional narrative to diagnose the challenges facing the church today and to offer a new vision for youth … Read more…