Presenter Bio

Tony Jones is the author of Did God Kill Jesus?, professor in the practice of theology at United Theological Seminary, senior fellow at the Science for Youth Ministry Project at Luther Seminary, and senior acquisitions editor at Fortress Press. He’s written a dozen books, including The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, developed the iPhone app, Ordain Thyself, co-hosts the Killer Serials Podcast, and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tony is a sought after speaker and consultant in the areas of emerging church, postmodernism, and Christian spirituality, writing, and the outdoors. He is a consultant on the television show, The Path, and he owns an event planning company, The JoPa Group. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Tony is married, has three children, and lives in Edina, Minnesota.

Workshop Presentation

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PILGRIMAGE: SCIENCE AND YOUTH MINISTRY
Nothing vexes high school students like the alleged conflict between faith and science. Students don’t know how to reconcile the two, and youth pastors struggle with the topic. In 2016, Tony Jones led ten high schoolers on a pilgrimage around Europe, visiting key sites in the conflict and cooperation between science and the church. Learn about the trip, and discuss ways that you can tackle this topic from a progressive perspective.