Transforming Our Questions

“Dad, are we there yet?” These five words in combination may be the bane of every parent’s existence. Driving to Florida for vacation with my wife and three young children, I knew the question was coming. I waited in dread and anticipation wondering which of my children would ask the question first and when. As […]

A Social Media Fast and Living Witness to the Gospel

Moody Center is part of the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” campaign, a guided social media fast and living witness to the gospel. We encourage you to join us! Starting on May 6th (the National Day of Prayer), join us for a 10-day social media fast. While our accounts “Go Dark” during this time, we’ll take […]

4 Practices for Developing Character

“Christianity isn’t worth a snap of your finger if it doesn’t straighten out your character. I have got tired of all mere gush and sentiment. If people can’t tell when you are telling the truth, there is something radically wrong, and you had better straighten it out right away.” D.L. Moody I was working with […]

Making Decisions, Becoming Disciples

In the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, Jaron Lanier, founding father of virtual reality and a computer scientist, offers the following insight regarding the “product” of “free” internet: “It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behavior and perception that is the product…Changing what you do, how you think, who you are.” The documentary […]

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 […]

Longing for home: D.L. Moody on getting to where we belong

When we reflect on 2020, the dwindling of travel and traffic and the renewed emphasis on the home environment may be one of our most enduring shared memories. For many of us, the need to consolidate our work, study, family activities, and worship into a domestic routine has been deeply challenging but also a welcome […]

Moving Forward Faithfully

Over the course of my career, I’ve taken my fair share of criticism, particularly at times when people didn’t like the decisions I made or strategies I chose to implement.  While I’ve learned to keep the opinions others express about my decisions in perspective, I’ve also learned that not being bothered doesn’t mean I shouldn’t […]