Church in the Age of Authenticity

The church is changing.

Or is it declining?  Or maybe even dying?

New Time Religion, a new podcast featuring Dr. Andrew Root tells the story of how the Church got here and where it's going.

Join us each week as Andy drills down with the help of social theorists like Charles Taylor, history, theology, philosophy, and, of course, Netflix.

#1 - Disenchanted



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Andrew Root

Andrew Root (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Carrie Olson Baalson professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former Young Life staff worker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and a gang prevention counselor.

Dr. Andrew Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson 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).

Rev. Derek Tronsgard

Derek Tronsgard is an ELCA Lutheran pastor in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  He lives there with his wife, two daughters, and their spoiled golden retriever.  When he’s not chasing after kids, pastoring at his church, or producing podcasts he’s an amateur beer & coffee snob, a baseball fan, and semi-pro nerd.


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