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Season 10: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership | Episode 5

Actively Waiting in the Accelerating Age with Dr. Andy Root

Overview

If you are having conversations about innovation in the church, chances are that Andy Root’s name has come up. Writing books like, When the Church Stops Working and The Church After Innovation and The Pastor in a Secular Age, Dr. Andrew Root is leading the way in helping leaders to name and face current reality and lean into new ways of leading. What we love in Andy’s work, and it comes through in this episode, is that he doesn’t turn to expected solutions or ways of behaving. Deeply grounded in scripture and our shared Christian narrative, he invites us to consider a counter-intuitive way of showing up. As always, it is our great hope that this podcast will spark a new imagination within you, perhaps a new conversation and a new way of leading in this season and if it does, please share with friends and leave us a review! Thanks for listening.

In this conversation, you’ll hear:

    • Why the church is in crisis and why the problem we think is the problem isn’t really the problem

    • What the Accelerating Age is and what it means for the church

    • Excavating the idea of innovation and entrepreneurship

    • Andy’s questions and concerns about innovation in the church

    • The question every church leader should be asking right now

Meet Our Guest

Rahel Billups

Dr. Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture and younger generations. His most recent books are Churches and the Crisis of Decline (Baker, 2022), The Congregation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2021), The End of Youth Ministry? (Baker, 2020), The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God (Baker, 2019), 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).

For more information about Dr. Andy Root, visit his website at www.andrewroot.org

You can view Andy’s video on the Church in the Accelerating Age here.

Show Notes

Dr. Andrew Root earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture and younger generations. His most recent books are Churches and the Crisis of Decline (Baker, 2022), The Congregation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2021), The End of Youth Ministry? (Baker, 2020), The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God (Baker, 2019), 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).

For more information about Dr. Andy Root, visit his website at www.andrewroot.org

You can view Andy’s video on the Church in the Accelerating Age here.

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