Bob Grip

Spiritual Discernment in Time of Crisis: Thomas Merton in the 1960s

Mobile, AL (June 10-14)

Bob Grip, MA will be teaching a course on Thomas Merton at the Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality at Spring Hill College in Mobile on June 10-14 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Mr. Grip anchored the prime weeknight newscasts on WALA-TV/Fox10 in Mobile for 34 years, and taught for more than 25 years at Spring Hill College in the Communication Arts Department. He holds degrees in Education from Boston College and in Journalism from The Ohio State University. He was the first to use the Freedom of Information Act to research U.S. government files on Thomas Merton, and has published in The Merton Seasonal and Cistercian Studies. A past President of the International Thomas Merton Society, he received, in 2017, the organization’s highest honor for “distinguished service [contributing] to the aims of the Society and to furthering its goals.” A recently retired television news anchor, Grip is a newly inducted member of the Alabama Broadcasters’ Association Hall of Fame.

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