Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies is hosting Stephen J. Binz, a Catholic biblical scholar, award-winning author of more than 40 books, and a popular speaker in the field of biblical theology and spirituality, on Thursday, October 2, from 7 – 9 p.m., at Beane Hall, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers.

The lecture will discuss “Biblical Models of the Call to Ministry.” Binz holds graduate degrees from the Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem. For the past three decades, he has been working within the church to help realize the vision of the Second Vatican Council that “access to sacred Scripture ought to be open wide to the Christian faithful.”

This is the second lecture in the institute’s Call To Ministry series, which calls together the church and university community involved in ministry.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email at IPS@luc.edu. For questions, call 312-915-7400.