Jeremy Myers has been teaching at Augsburg University since 2006. His approach to instruction includes a faithful, honest, and critical look at people’s lived realities while simultaneously attempting to seek and proclaim meaning, truth, and hope within the context of that reality. This is also how he approaches his discipline of Theology & Public Leadership. Therefore, he often incorporates insights from sociology, psychology, cultural studies, and ritual studies into the class’s theological process.
In addition to teaching, his work at Augsburg University includes directing the Theology & Public Leadership major, the Youth Studies minor, the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute, and the Riverside Innovation Hub. Jeremy’s areas of research include youths’ experiences of God’s presence and activity, how young people construct theology, contemplative youth ministry practices, interfaith youth work, a vocational understanding of young people, and a public understanding of church.
Jeremy’s first book, Liberating Youth from Adolescence, is scheduled to be released in September 2018 by Fortress Press.
- B.S. University of Minnesota, 1997
- M.A. Luther Seminary, 2002
- Ph.D. Luther Seminary, 2008
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“The Family in the Formation of Faith: Effective? Private? Public?” in Lutheranism and Famil(ies) by the Association of Teaching Theologians and Lutheran University Press (forthcoming).
“A Church for the World,” Connect: Journal of Youth and Family Ministry (Winter 2014), 7-9.
“Teaching Interfaith Engagement as Faith Formation: Towards a Necessary Framework, Knowledge Base, and Skill Set,” The Journal of Youth Ministry 11:1 (Fall 2012), 65-88.
“Cultivating Faith through Interfaith Engagement,” Immerse: A Journal of Faith, Life and Youth Ministry 2, no. 2 (2011), 46-47.
“Ten Theses on Youth and the Church,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 50, no. 2 (2011), 110-11.
“Have We Given Them Any Other Option?” Concord 32, no. 1 (2011), 12-13, 19.
“The Freedom of a Teenager: Vocation and Service Learning as the Future of Youth Ministry,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 47, no. 4 (2008), 327-338.
“Discipleship Happens,” Connect: Journal of Youth and Family Ministry (Spring 2008), 5-6.
“Adolescent Experiences of Christ’s Presence and Activity in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Journal of Youth and Theology 7, no. 1 (2008), 27-43.
“Backyard and Beyond,” The Lutheran 20, no. 2 (February, 2007), 34-35.
“From Practical to Practicing: A New Adjective for Youth Ministry,” Clergy Journal 81, no. 5 (March 2005), 6-9
“Got Questions?” The Lutheran 16, no. 3 (March 2003), 40-43.
“Rooting Youth in the Spirit,” The Lutheran 15, no. 7 (July 2002), 32-33.