Is your sword intact?

“Cling to the whole Bible, not a part of it.  A man is not going to do much with a broken sword.” D.L. Moody The quote above comes from the archives at the Moody Center. It represents one of the keys to Moody’s life and ministry. For some of us, parts of the Bible are challenging […]

D.L. Moody, the Father

When we think of Mr. Moody, some of us immediately picture him preaching the gospel to thousands in a jammed auditorium. Others may see him working among the wounded during the Civil War. Some may conjure up in their minds the young Moody surrounded by children in his Sunday School. Many will think of him […]

Did you know D.L. Moody was a farmer?

When people think of Mr. Moody, most immediately picture him in Chicago at Moody Church or traveling around the world preaching to massive crowds.  While these are accurate images, when you read his letters, another Mr. Moody emerges – Mr. Moody the gentleman farmer. Here is letter from our archives to his brother George. He […]

2020 and the Chicago Fire of 1871

As I write this, best estimates put the worldwide death toll for COVID-19 at a little over 930,000 people worldwide. At this point, one can only guess at the economic damage. Some of us have lost loved ones or property. This has been a devastating year for many of us. Dwight Moody also faced tremendous […]