The Gospel According to Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church
, 237 N. East St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Special Venue Instructions: Parking on street and in church parking lot.

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Display, Exhibit, Film/Video, Panel, Q & A Session, Reading, Worship Service
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
John Krull, Hank Nuwer, Phil Watts

Event Description:

Gather on Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday to explore his imaginative theology and hear his humorous riffs on God. Though Vonnegut, an Indianapolis native, was a religious skeptic, he explored the shortcomings of modern day Christianity without disavowing the powerful central message of the historical Jesus. Presenters, who were Vonnegut’s friends and associates, include John Krull, director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism; Hank Nuwer, author of a soon-to-be-released Vonnegut biography; and Phil Watts, consultant and former president of the Athenaeum Foundation. Framed as an ecumenical worship service, the program will include a video on Vonnegut’s life, biblical and Vonnegut texts, sermonettes by presenters, a Vonnegut prayer, and audience reflection. Q&A will follow. Enjoy an exhibit of selected Vonnegut artwork and birthday cake after the service. Free. Presented by Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church and Franklin College Pulliam School of Journalism. Questions? Call 317-354-3207 or e-mail