Celebrating 50 Years of my Alma Mater, the Institute for Pastoral Studies

Last Saturday, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful celebration at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus here in Chicago as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Pastoral Studies. I graduated from the IPS in 1984 with a Masters in Pastoral Studies (I’m featured here on their alumni page and I’m also featured on their Books Written by IPS Graduates page). Here’s the summary from the IPS Web site: It was a sold out […]

My 2 Minutes of Fame – The Damen Award Video

I mentioned in a previous post that I was honored to receive the Damen Award on behalf of the Institute for Pastoral Studies of Loyola University of Chicago at their annual Founders Dinner earlier this month. When my moment in the spotlight came, I was seated on stage with my fellow awardees in front of a huge screen showing a video that highlighted each of us for about 2 minutes. The funny thing was, however, […]