Deacon James Keating, PhD, is Director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Before joining IPF, he taught moral and spiritual theology for 13 years at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Keating has led more than 400 workshops on moral theology and spirituality nationwide. He regularly conducts retreats and parish missions. Some of his more than 70 essays on Christian Ethics and Spirituality have appeared in publications throughout the country.
Dr. Keating has authored or edited 11 books and numerous articles in the field of moral and spiritual theology, and served as editor of the Josephinum Journal of Theology (1993-2006). He also has a weekly radio program addressing topics in Catholic spirituality and morality heard on KVSS, Omaha.
Married to Marianne, they have three sons, Kristoffer, Jonathan and Liam, and a daughter, Ina. He was ordained a deacon in 2001 for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.