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IPS Receives Innovative Projects Grant for Contextual Education from the Association of Theological Schools

IPS Receives Innovative Projects Grant for Contextual Education from the Association of Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies and Dr. Dan Rhodes with an innovative projects grant to aid in a new approach to Contextual Education. This project will form equipped leaders to serve the church and society in the twenty-first century and will pioneer a model of theological education based […]

IPS Receives Formation Grant from the Association of Theological Schools

IPS Receives Formation Grant from the Association of Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies a formation grant to aid in a major initiative to “develop and implement an innovative and nationally-recognized integrated formation program for students and faculty that includes intercultural competency” – which will fulfill part of IPS’ strategic plan.

The goal of the formation program […]

IPS Receives Planning Grant from the Lilly Endowment

IPS Receives Planning Grant from the Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc, has awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies a planning grant as part of Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose, a new initiative. Dr. Dan Rhodes, IPS Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education, and Mark Bersano, IPS Coordinator of Continuing Education, will lead the planning process. The grant will fund the planning of […]

A Conversation with President Obama by IPS Student, Ramona Gant

A Conversation with President Obama by IPS Student, Ramona Gant

On Monday, April 24th Loyola’s Institute for Pastoral Studies invited me to hear former President Barack Hussein Obama speak at the University of Chicago. It would be his first public appearance and speech post-presidency, and he decided that it would be with young future leaders from different academic institutions. In 2008, I voted for […]

Master of Divinity Now Offered Online

Master of Divinity Now Offered Online

This week the IPS announced that students pursuing  the Master of Divinity degree will now have the option to complete the degree entirely online. The decision comes from student requests as well as the ability and desire of the IPS to welcome new students who reside out-of-state to complete the degree. The degree previously offered a […]

No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

     
On April 6, 2017, The Institute of Pastoral Studies and Alumni Relations cosponsored a panel discussion event to discuss homelessness at the international, national and local levels. The panel of distinguished guests was made up of: Mark McGreevey from the Institute of Global Homelessness, Dr. Nonie Brennen, the CEO of All Chicago, Making […]

IPS Student Spotlight Series: Reflections on Being an IPS Student

IPS Student Spotlight Series: Reflections on Being an IPS Student

This series of blog posts will feature six IPS students. Read their thoughts on their degree programs, why they chose IPS, and what they hope to do after IPS.

   Ramona N. Gant
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling/ Master of Divinity

Hometown: Chicago, IL

I came to IPS after being enrolled in two different graduate programs. […]

Dedication of Gilmour Connections Cafe

Dedication of Gilmour Connections Cafe

 

Peter Gilmour, D. Min, Professor Emeritus at IPS and recipient of the IPS Aggiornamento Award in 2014 was recently honored at the naming of Connections Café, to Gilmour’s Connections Café. Peter Gilmour Is a Loyola alum (BS ’64, MRE ’71) and has been involved with Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies since inception in 1964. Please read […]

Book Announcement: The Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity by Dr. Heidi Russell

Book Announcement: The Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity by Dr. Heidi Russell

The Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity is a recently released book by IPS faculty member Dr.Heidi Russell. This new book is a fresh approach to an age-old doctrine brings together theology and science to reveal an active, conscious, omnipresent power of Love that never began, never will end, and guides the universe and […]

Palm Sunday Reflection with Dr. Jean-Pierre Fortin

Palm Sunday Reflection with Dr. Jean-Pierre Fortin

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

At The Procession With Palms —  Gospel MT 21:1-11

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem
and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,
Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately you will find an ass tethered,
and a colt with her.
Untie them and bring them here […]