The Monsters of Christmas

The Monsters of Christmas

When: Friday, November 9, 2012
Where: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener
Time: 7 pm

"The Monsters of Christmas" is an interactive look at how, strangely, the meaning of Christmas is often explained in our society by the monstrous, frightening, and grotesque. What is pop culture trying to tell us about the birth of Jesus? Do they have a point? Whose Christmas is it, anyway?

Matthew Anderson is a Lutheran Pastor who holds a PhD from McGill and is a lecturer at Concordia University, Montreal where he teaches popular classes such as "Theology and Film", and "The Secular Apocalypse". Pr Anderson has won a number of awards for his short stories and radio dramas, several of which have appeared on CBC Radio One. He gives public lectures across Canada and is presently working on a book called "The Midnight Guide to the Bible". His documentary on the Camino de Santiago - "Something Grand" - shot in Spain and France in April, is being premiered in Montreal November 13.

Dr Anderson's blog (including a trailer for his upcoming film) can be found at:

Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:00pm