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Andrew Root Quotes

It was not so much rebellion that fueled the German youth movement (as it did in the American youth movement of the 1960s); rather, it was romanticism.
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Theology starts with a crisis, the very crisis of reality itself. The crisis is the fact that you live, that you have a life to live. ... The crisis is the very mystery of our existence and the yearning for there to be some kind of meaning to it.

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Ministry, then, is not about "using" relationships to get individuals to accept a "third thing," whether that be conservative politics, moral behaviors or even the gospel message. Rather, ministry is about connection, one to another, about sharing in suffering and joy, about persons meeting persons with no pretense or secret motives. It is about shared life, confessing Christ not outside the relationship but within it. This, I learned, was living the gospel.
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Practical theology is the need to interpret the "where" of Jesus Christ in our experiences of the now.

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In true relationships, the only point is to be together. Once there is another point, the relationship withers under the heat of expectations and obligations.

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Bonhoeffer helps us see that a youth minister is not someone who heaves theology onto young people, getting them to know stuff, but is rather a minister of the gospel that stands near the concrete humanity of young people, sharing in their experience, helping them wrestle with God's action in and through their concrete lives.

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The point of the mission trip is to invite young people to act in ways that witness to the promise of God's action, which will make all things new.

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