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Gen X pastor and author Amy Ziettlow hosts lively discussions with a variety of family scholars from across the country, exploring how family structure shapes our social, spiritual, and civic lives, with regular highlights from the popular FamilyScholars blog.

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Gen X pastor and author Amy Ziettlow hosts lively discussions with a variety of family scholars from across the country, exploring how family structure shapes our social, spiritual, and civic lives, with regular highlights from the popular FamilyScholars blog.

    The Hope of Youth Ministry – with Kenda Creasy Dean

    The Hope of Youth Ministry – with Kenda Creasy Dean

    Ziettlow first met Creasy Dean through the "Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith?" project, hosted by IAV. In this podcast, they discuss the arc of her career focusing on the importance of family and faith in supporting a consequential faith in today's young people.

    Music for the podcast made available courtesy of Bill McGarvey. Music can be purchased at billmcgarvey.com.

    The interview was originally recorded on August 8, 2013.

    • 34 min
    Gen X Faith and Culture – with Bill McGarvey

    Gen X Faith and Culture – with Bill McGarvey

    Amy met Bill McGarvey at an Institute for American Values event where Fordham University professor and public intellectual, Peter Steinfels, and I discussed whether liberals will support marriage without the word gay in front of it. Spoiler alert, we said yes!

    After the show, I met Bill and discovered his passion for thinking about Generation X, Catholicism, and finding God in the arts.

    Music for the podcast made available courtesy of Bill McGarvey. Music can be purchased at billmcgarvey.com.

    The interview was originally recorded on May 24, 2013.

    • 46 min
    A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God – with Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God – with Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    Host Amy Ziettlow interviews Rabbi Daniel Greyber, pulpit rabbi of Beth El Synagogue in Durham, North Carolina and author of "Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God". Amy met Rabbi Daniel when they were featured together in a HuffPost Live segment last December on the holidays and loss. His reflections on grief and faith intrigued her and made her want to learn more.

    • 46 min
    The Definition of Marriage – with Ryan Anderson

    The Definition of Marriage – with Ryan Anderson

    Host Amy Ziettlow interviews Ryan T. Anderson, William E. Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Amy and Ryan have an illuminating discussion about Ryan's latest book, "What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense". They discuss Ryan's intellectual background, the relationship between writing and music, and the importance of civil conversations about subjects where we disagree.

    • 26 min
    Back to the Future with Faith and Family Structure – with Andrew Root

    Back to the Future with Faith and Family Structure – with Andrew Root

    Host Amy Ziettlow converses with Andrew Root, Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. They discuss his existential and intellectual journey that led to his book The Children of Divorce as well as how that work fits into his larger body of theological thought. From Back to the Future to Bonhoeffer, they leave no philosophical stone unturned!

    • 46 min
    Religion, Divorce, and American Teens – with Melinda Lundquist Denton

    Religion, Divorce, and American Teens – with Melinda Lundquist Denton

    Host Amy Ziettlow converses with Melinda Lundquist Denton, Professor in the Social Sciences at Clemson University. They discuss Denton's ground-breaking analysis concerning the impact of divorce on the practice and experience of the faith of teenagers and young adults. Sacred loss, the Typology of the 5 A's, and gender and marital decision-making are all covered!

    • 46 min

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