Science and Cognitive Dissonance

Andrew Root describes the impossibility of relating science and faith conversations in the practice of ministry. Through specific theories and in-depth looks at scientists such as Charles Darwin who, he says, was obsessed with collecting beetles, Root highlights the ways ministers can engage those in their communities with a more embodied and organic approach to conversations surrounding faith and science.

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Guest: Andrew Root

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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.