The Pastor in a Secular Age

In this episode, Andrew Root considers what ministry and the role of pastors, in particular, look like in what Charles Taylor calls a “secular age” – an age where belief is an option. 

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Andrew Root is the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is the Principle Leader of 1.2 million dollar John Templeton grant called Science for Youth Ministry. Andy has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara, two children, Owen and Maisy, and their two dogs. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.