Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science

Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science

by Andrew Root

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506446745
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Science for Youth Ministry
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 664,426
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andrew Root is the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including The Relational Pastor andThe Children of Divorce, and coauthor with Kenda Creasy Dean of The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Part I (Part Aly)

1 Introduction: When Ministry Meets Science 3

2 When Youth Ministry Encounters Science: The Story of Jared (Aly's Story) 9

3 When Youth Ministry Encounters Science: The Story of Jared (Martin's Story) 17

4 When Youth Ministry Encounters Science: The Story of Jared (Sasha's Story) 23

5 Is Faith for Immature Babies? 29

6 "Science," Adolescence, and Growing Up 43

7 The Faith of the Child as the Welcoming of the Scientific 61

8 Relating Faith and the Scientific, Issue One: SCIENCE Doesn't Say Anything 77

9 Relating Faith and the Scientific, Issue Two: How This Relating Is Done 87

10 Finding Personhood: The Face 107

Part II (Part Sasha)

11 Sasha and Big and Small Infinity 135

12 Galileo and Alien Life: The Story of Galileo Galilei 139

13 With a Bang 155

14 Finely Tuned 163

15 A Rebel's Birthday Party 175

Part III (Part Martin)

16 Martin and the Coming Mass Extinction 203

17 When the Rocks Speak 207

18 A Clergyman's Dangerous Ideas: The Story or Darwin 215

19 Darwin's First Dangerous Idea 231

20 Darwin's Second Dangerous Idea and All Those Other Hominids 245

21 The Bible, the Ministers, and the End 269

Epilogue 291

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