My name is Matthew Anderson. I’m a writer of fiction and non-fiction. I’m also a part-time professor at Concordia University Montreal Quebec, a pilgrim, and a Lutheran cleric (the old and – I think – still quite lovely term for a minister). Oh yes, and a podcaster, documentary maker, and sometimes poet. I live with my wife Dr Sara Parks, a scholar of New Testament and early Judaism and Christianity, and I have three grown children.
My books include “Pairings: The Bible and Booze,” published by Novalis Press, “The Good Walk,” (waiting to hear from a publisher,) and “Our Home and Treaty Land” co-written with Dr Raymond Aldred of the Vancouver School of Theology and soon to be published by WoodLake Books. 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). I have two short documentaries on this site on the theme of pilgrimage, and many, many articles online, in magazines and newspapers, and in academic journals and books. But most of all, I love to get out for a good walk.
(I have another blog at Unsettled Words, in case you’d like to visit there as well)