What I’m About

Hi, I’m Eric. I’m a 27-year-old Lutheran pastor in Camanche, Iowa — right along the Mississippi River. I have a Masters of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and a B.A. in Theology and English Literature from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. I also spent a year at Luther Seminary in St. Paul studying Children, Youth and Family ministry.

In 2011, I got married to a wonderful woman named Megan. She blogs over here. She’s also a pastor.

In the past I’ve worked as Music Associate in Youth Ministry at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. I also worked with Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, CA for some contextual education components of seminary out in Berkeley.

What is Eric Clapp 3.0 About?

I’ve been blogging, in some form or another, since about 2002. This particular space was created as a place to reflect on the intersection of faith with the 4 most prominent conveyers of pop culture: music, movies, books, and television. As I’m a bit of a media fiend, while also being a pastor, this seems like a place where I spend at least some time everyday. I believe that these reflections happen all around us. From the Dark Knight series, to Mumford & Sons and Kanye West, to Breaking Bad and Mad Men, the media we consume is chock full of reflections on faith. But they speak slightly different languages. And I’m your translator.

As with most blogs, it doesn’t function too well if it’s just me talking. So feel free to comment (whether you agree or not) and let’s start a conversation.

If you would like to utilize any of the content on this blog, feel free to do so! But please include a reference or provide a link to the primary source (whether it’s my blog or somewhere else). Essentially, just don’t steal my [or anyone else’s] thoughts and pretend they’re your own. Thanks!