Father James J. Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Toledo for more than 30 years. He was called “one of America’s finest, most insightful theologians, with a remarkable capacity for clear writing and effective teaching” by Richard P. McBrien, Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University.
Latest Reflections Articles
Fr. Bacik’s November Reflections article points out some of the dynamics within the Muslim world that should guide our response to militant jihadism. November Reflections Article
Fr. Bacik’s Reflections article examines the fan appreciation for Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. Reflections for October, 2014
Latest Lecture Videos
Fr. James Bacik | Theological Journey of a Pastor: With Gratitude to My Teachers | November 2, 2014 | Queen of Peace Chapel, Lourdes University This presentation was given on the occasion of the dedication of the Father James J. Bacik Archives at Lourdes University. Click here to view the lecture video.
Fr. James Bacik | Reinhold Niebuhr on American Exceptionalism | October 17, 2014 | Franciscan Center Lourdes University Run Time: 1:04:11 Click here to view the lecture video.