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Dr. Andrew Root on Talking About Sin With Young People

April 2, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

"Talking About Sin With Young People"

Dr. Andrew Root delivers a lecture entitled, “Talking About Sin With Young People.” When ministries look at how they discuss sin with young people it frequently gets framed as “doing bad things.” When sin is framed in this way we try to bend their will and push them towards obedience turning youth ministry into sin management and an attempt to make young people be better. Andy Root encourages us to look at sin as a state of brokenness and isolation rather than just “bad things”. Sin is a state of being and loss of relationship whereas sinning is the bad things that we do.  
Yale Youth Ministry Institute