Sunday, February 8, 2009

Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week

I just got back from a week in Chicago where I attended Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week, a week that, since 1901, has annually commemorated the birthday of Dwight L. Moody, the Institute's founder. This year's conference was titled "Rooted in Truth, Abounding in Love" and was free and open to the public.

The week was filled with daily presentations by the teaching staff of Moody Bible, as well as breakout sessions where students currently enrolled at Moody could ask questions. I was blessed to hear evening headliners such as Alistair Begg, Chuck Colson and Franklin Graham in the breathtakingly beautiful Moody Church, where we also worshipped and enjoyed the music of the Moody choirs and symphonic band and singer Christy Nockels.

Outside of the conference, the week was filled with daily God moments: praying with a stranger on Rush St., talking to a man from the Cabrini-Green public housing development on another street corner, and riding in a Korean Christian's Scion cab. These moments brought solemn, yet joyous personal prayer time with God, and the entire week was one of heart, mind and soul renewal. I will be sharing some of what took place in the days to come. Until then, please go to where, until February 16, 2009, you can hear online--for free--all of the speaker sessions that took place this past week.

"On His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season." Psalm 1:2-3

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