Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture, and younger generations. His most recent books are 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, 2018).
Contributions to Catalyst
The Church and the Depressing Speed of Change, on Oct 06, 2021
Jonathan Edwards and Pastoring Those Who Don’t Give a Damn, on Feb 19, 2020
Faith-Formation in a Secular Age, on Mar 06, 2019