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Dr. Andrew Root on Relationships: Unfiltered

January 17, 2012, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


“Relationships Unfiltered”

Dr. Andrew Root delivers a lecture on “Relationships Unfiltered.” It seems that at its most basic youth ministry is about relationships. But relationships are anything but basic. So then what are relationships in youth ministry and what are they for? This workshop will explore relational youth ministry in order to uncover some of the blind spots in our contemporary understanding of relationships with young people. Relational ministry will be re-imagined NOT as seeking to influence kids toward some end (to accept Jesus/to avoid immoral behavior) but rather, seeing it as place-sharing.



Dr. Andy Root Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, USA. He writes and researches in areas of theology and youth ministry. His most recent books are The Grace of Dogs (Convergent, 2017), Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2017), and Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science (Fortress Press, 2018).