The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry In A Secular Age Book #2)
In Faith Formation in a Secular Age , the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can...
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In Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can be formed in our secular age. In The Pastor in a Secular Age, Root explores how this secular age has impacted the identity and practice of the pastor, obscuring his or her core vocation: to call and assist others into the experience of ministry.
Using examples of pastors throughout history--from Augustine and Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nadia Bolz-Weber--Root shows how pastors have both perpetuated and responded to our secular age. Root turns to Old Testament texts and to the theology of Robert Jenson to explain how pastors can regain the important role of attending to people's experiences of divine action, offering a new vision for pastoral ministry today.
Andrew Root (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former Young Life staffworker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and a gang prevention counselor. He is the author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategic Influence to a Theology of Incarnation and Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers, and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- In <i>faith Formation In A Secular Age</i>, The First Book In His Ministry In A Secular Age Trilogy, Andrew Root Offered An Alternative Take On The Issue Of Youth Drifting Away From The Church And Articulated How Faith Can Be Formed In Our Secular Age. In <i>the Pastor In A Secular Age</i>, Root Explores How This Secular Age Has Impacted The Identity And Practice Of The Pastor, Obscuring His Or Her Core Vocation: To Call And Assist Others Into The Experience Of Ministry.<br> <br> Using Examples Of Pastors Throughout History--from Augustine And Jonathan Edwards To Martin Luther King Jr. And Nadia Bolz-weber--root Shows How Pastors Have Both Perpetuated And Responded To Our Secular Age. Root Turns To Old Testament Texts And To The Theology Of Robert Jenson To Explain How Pastors Can Regain The Important Role Of Attending To People's Experiences Of Divine Action, Offering A New Vision For Pastoral Ministry Today.