The Virtual Conference for Women Thinking About & In Divorce

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The Divorce Summit Featured Speaker ​​Andrew Root


​Andrew Root

Andrew Root, PhD (Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Carrie Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is most recently the author of Exploding Dinosaurs, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science (Fortress Press, 2018), Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2017), and The Grace of Dogs: A Boy a Black Lab and Father’s Search for the Canine Soul (Convergent, 2017).  He has also authored Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross (Fortress, 2014) and Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker (Baker, 2014).  ​

​Root puts together theology and storytelling to explore how ministry leads us into encounter with divine action.  His book  The Relational Pastor (IVP, 2013) as well as a four book series with Zondervan called A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry (titles include Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry, and Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry) break new ground in this direction.  In 2012  his book The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean, IVP, 2011) was Christianity Today Book of Merit.  time watching TV and movies.

​He has written a number of other books on ministry and theology such as The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being (Baker Academic, 2010), The Promise of Despair (Abingdon, 2010), Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 2007) and Relationships Unfiltered (Zondervan/YS, 2009).  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 dog. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.

​Andrew's Featured Session 


The Big Picture on Divorce ​and the Kids


​How the Stories We Tell Make Us Whole or Tear Us Apart

How ​we tell the story of ​our life, shapes who ​we are and become.  This self-storytelling is true of our children as well.  When divorce comes into their lives, it can shatter the story of who they are and where they belong.  Andrew Root, describes this as an ontological crisis.  In fact, he claims that "nullifying a family through a divorce" can, in our children and ourselves, "call our very existence into question."

What are we to do?  If divorce is imminent, or necessary, how do we help our children craft positive stories of their new selves?

With great understanding and insights, Andrew Root uses his own parent's divorce as a launching pad to guide us into painting positive stories that build resiliency and identity when divorce comes knocking.

$1870 Value

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The charge will show up as HPWG on your statement for The Summit.  There is no reference to divorce on the statement so that you are protected from anyone finding out that you've purchased this.

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