Faith formation in a secular age: Andy Root and Nick Shepherd in conversation

02 January 2020

Dr Nick Shepherd and Dr Andy Root

Dr Nick Shepherd and Dr Andy Root

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On this week’s podcast, Madeleine Davies moderates a discussion between Andy Root and Nick Shepherd about faith and doubt in a secular age. 

In a wide-ranging discussion, they talk about issues such as attendance stats, the lack of children and young people in churches, what to make of religious experience, and how to minister in a secular age.

Dr Andy Root is Pro­fessor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, and the author of Faith Formation in a Secular Age, published by Baker at £13.99 (Church Times Bookshop £12.60). 

Dr Nick Shep­herd, the director of Setting God’s People Free, the Renewal and Reform pro­gramme that explores how the Church “helps the whole people of God serve God’s mission in God’s world”. 

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