Thursday, August 20, 2009
God Bless the School D.L. Moody Founded
God bless the school that D.L. Moody Founded;
Firm may she stand, tho' by foes of truth surrounded!
Riches of grace bestowed may she never squander,
Keeping true to God and man her record over yonder.
As two more Redeemer youth made their way to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute. We now have three young people attending MBI.
Moody is a baptistic, dispensational bible college, but not hostile to students who aren't. Further, Moody's faculty is largely reformed as it relates to soteriology (the doctrine of salvation). The benefits of attending Moody outweigh any of the negatives, I'd go there again in a second and would be very happy to send my sons there in the future.
Anyways, it was exactly 20 years ago this week that Nathan and I left the confines of Western New York to embark upon our Moody experience. I'll never forget driving in to Chicago and seeing the mighty Sears Tower knowing I would gaze upon it for the next 4 years.
My time at Moody was exceptionally formative. It was at Moody that God confirmed His call upon me to preach and pastor. It was at Moody that I made friends with whom I still fellowship. It was at Moody where I learned the bible, it's original language, and how to teach and preach it. It was at Moody where I saw the rough side of life and sin, being downtown Chicago near Cabrini Green (terrible "project" where drugs and gangs reigned) and working in an inner city church opened my eyes. It was at Moody where I developed a passion for world missions. It was at Moody where I met Coach Joe Harding, my soccer coach and personal mentor and encourager to this day. It was at Moody where I was introduced to the PCA through Covenant Presbyterian Church. It was at Moody where I met my helpmate and best friend, Shari.
Indeed, God bless the school that D.L. Moody founded!!