Welcome to Lutheran Confessions. Thanks for joining a conversation around theology, the life of the church, the walk of faith, periodic reviews of books and music, and more. Follow Lutheran Confessions, or by e-mail (see the sidebar on the right). Your host for this conversation is Clint Schnekloth. His book Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Culture is forthcoming from Fortress Press in the first quarter of 2014.
Clint Schnekloth is lead pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas. He previously served as pastor of East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. He lives in East Fayetteville, with his wife and three children, all ages six and under. Previously, Clint has served as a global missionary with the ELCA in Kosice, Slovakia, Camp Director of Camp Shalom, Maquoketa, Iowa, and various gigs as youth minister and camp counselor.
Clint grew up on a farm in Scott County, Iowa. He was the sixth generation born on the farm of German immigrants, but has as an adult found himself adopted by Norwegian institutions, including time at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, and most recently East Koshkonong, the oldest Norwegian Lutheran Church in the United States.
Clint has completed the Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. His focus is on social/new media and faith formation. Previously, Clint was a fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry in their Pastor-Theologian program.
Clint serves on the Advisory Council for Word & World and the Editorial Board for the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Connect Journal. He also serves as the preaching series editor for the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, and has supervised pastoral interns.
Clint is a regular contributor to The Lutheran, The Little Lutheran, Lutheran Forum, the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, and Word & World. He also freelances for Augsburg Fortress publishing house. His most recent projects with AF include seasonal essays for Sundays & Seasons, lessons for Washed and Welcomed: A Baptismal Sourcebook, material in the Spark Bible, and an Advent Book of Faith bible study for 2011.
Clint is available for speaking engagements on religion and technology, theology and literature, and reading the bible theologically.
He spends lots of time with his family, and in any time that remains, he goes running, eats BBQ, and listens to far too much indie rock and jazz, especially now on Spotify.
This is Clint's personal blog, and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of his congregation or denomination.
Check out his other blog, http://steampunktheology.blogspot.com