My name is Matthew Anderson. I’m a part-time professor at Concordia University Montreal Quebec, a pilgrim, and a cleric (the old and – I think – still quite lovely term for a minister). Oh yes, and a writer, podcaster, documentary maker, and sometimes poet.

My books include “Pairings: The Bible and Booze,” published by Novalis Press (Twenty-Third Press in the U.S.), “The Good Walk,” published by University of Regina Press, and “Our Road to Walk: helping settler Christians understand Treaty,” co-written with Dr Raymond Aldred of the Vancouver School of Theology. If you sense a theme about walking and pilgrimage, you’re right! My podcasts include “Pilgrimage Stories from Up and Down the Staircase” (available wherever you get your podcasts), and I have two short documentaries on this site on the theme of pilgrimage. Welcome!


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Hi Matthew, so interesting to read about your experience in Norway, sounds like you’re a bit of a pioneer! Is this serendipity? You’re from Montreal and walking a pilgrimage in Norway.. I’m from Montreal (Conc/McG grad, but now living in Asia) and about to embark on the Camino; will first visit family & friends in Montreal as of next week. Small world.. happy peramubulating 😉

Hi healing pilgrim – buen Camino! you’ll have to let me know how it goes….I hope it’s not too hot. Even the St Cuthbert’s Way, in Scotland and Northern England, is very hot right now. Will follow your blog to see how it goes….. have fun!

Professor Anderson,

I would love to say thank you for being such an inspirational teacher. I was in your Theology 238 Class in Fall 2013, and loved every bit of it. It was more then a movie class as it allowed me to appreciate my questions and about the road of life. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Hello Dr. Anderson.. I have just read an article in the “Prairie Post” re you treck this summer. It sounds so wonderful, How can I get your complete doucumentry on this trip? Thank you

Hi Evelyn, I’m working on the doc now, so it won’t actually be done until sometime later this fall. I hope to come back to south-west SK to show it in Swift Current and along the trail! Thanks for your interest!

Hi Dr. Anderson/ Thanks for your reply. I live about 2.5 hrs. drive from Swift Current. so if the weather is good i will get there. I trust it will be well advertised . Looking forward to this Evelyn Schuler

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