Holy Imagery: Restoring art as worship in the Protestant church

‘As the afternoon sunlight struck the window, fragmented light pierced through the crucified figure on the glass panes and bathed the elements of the Eucharist the priest was distributing. Drops of blood emitting from the individual’s crude, thorny crown scattering crimson speckles beneath the wine, and the mutilated flesh of the Messiah was illuminated upon […]

Praying as Jesus Prayed

The theology of the prayers of Jesus You may have heard the common phrase, “God is not a vending machine,” but why is that? Should I not ask for what I want? And how should I pray? Prayer becomes further complicated while pondering when (and how often) we should pray. Deeper still, I remember as […]

Online Course: Thinking Christian

Moody Center is pleased to have strong leadership and staff who are working with other Christian organizations to serve the church.   In addition to serving as Moody Center’s COO, James Spencer recently launched a course on Multnomah Plus Based on his book entitled Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind.  James earned […]

Online Course: Sermon Prep Made Simpler

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago and board member at the Moody Center recently released Sermon Prep Made Simpler on Multnomah Plus. Moody Center is blessed to have Dr. Lutzer as a board member and pleased to see him working to assist pastors.

A Prayer for Faith, Wisdom, and Resolve

Toward the end of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings, Jennings expresses a desire for the church with which we resonate deeply. He writes, “I yearn for a vision of Christian intellectual identity that is compelling and attractive, embodying not simply the cunning of reason but the power […]

D.L. Moody Featured in Theology Mag

In the latest issue of Theology Mag (theologymag.com), several contributors examine various aspects of the theological thought of D.L. Moody.  Rightly recognized as an American evangelist, the Moody Center’s D.L. Moody Digital Archives launched in late 2019 offers new resources for evaluating Moody’s intersection with issues concerning the challenges associated with the Civil War, reconstruction, […]