The Meetinghouse is a media initiative hosted by Dr Dwight A Moody to promote conversation on religion and American life. The News, Commentary, and Conversations on this web site will relate religion to every area of life, including the person and the public: from organized religion to spirituality, books and movies, politics and public life, business and enterprise, media and entertainment, and private morality and social justice. Beginning in the spring of 2019, the focus of much of the content will be the role of religion in the 2020 presidential election.
The program features news, book reviews, commentary, and conversations with noted guests, including, but not limited to: actors, artists, authors, athletes, entertainers, professors, ministers, agitators, organizers, politicians, mayors, governors, presidents, and–for the next few months–candidates. All Interviews/conversations shows are recorded, edited, and published as podcasts; the News and Commentaries are also archived elsewhere on this web site.
In the fall of 2019 and continuing into the foreseeable future, The Meetinghouse will also be available in a video format. Dr. Moody will publish each week a video version of The Meetinghouse. It will include on a regular basis the same elements as the print version: News, Book Reviews, Commentary, and Interviews.
Landscape pictures featured on the PODCAST page are graciously provided by Dr. Moody’s high school classmate (Hazelwood High School, St. Louis) and long time friend in the ministry, Dr. Tom Billings, recently retired as Director of Missions for the Union Baptist Association, Houston, Texas.
Dwight A Moody has fulfilled his ministerial calling as a pastor, preacher, author, administrator, professor, social entrepreneur, and radio host.
Born, raised and educated in Kentucky, he graduated from Georgetown College (1972) and studied also at Jerusalem University College and Notre Dame University. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in systematic theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1982).
Dr Moody has served as pastor of churches in Holton, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Owensboro, Kentucky. From 1997 to 2008, he was dean of the chapel and professor of religion at Georgetown College in Kentucky. In 2009, he founded the Academy of Preachers and served as its first president until 2017.
Dr. Moody is the author of five books and many scholarly and popular articles. He is the editor of the festival sermon book series published from 2010-2018 by the Academy of Preachers, now totaling nine volumes all published by Chalice Press. His weekly column on religion and American life is distributed each Thursday morning and interested persons may join the weekly readers by using the subscription feature at the bottom of this page.
To invite Dr. Moody to preach at your church or event, to write an article or column, to speak at your church or civic event, to coach you as a preacher, leader, or parent, or to serve as interim pastor, president, or executive, please call him at 859-229-8642 or write him at dwightamoody@gmail.
Guests for the MH podcasts are drawn from the wide spectrum of religion in America and include representatives from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities plus the many smaller groups including skeptics and atheists.
Evangelical, Mainline, Orthodox, Pentecostal, and Roman Catholic Christians will join representatives of all those Christians who don’t fit neatly into one of these groups as visitors to The Meetinghouse to discuss the ideas, trends, opportunities, and challenges confronting America’s dominant religious group.
Authors, activists, artists, candidates, organizers, ministers, scholars, social entrepreneurs, even critics: all are welcome in The Meetinghouse for conversations on religion and American life, especially those that can speak to the role of religion in the up-coming election cycle in 2020. Contact Dr. Moody if you would like to be a guest on The Meetinghouse or if you wish to recommend some other persons as a guest.
In the fall of 2019, The Meetinghouse will enter a new phase of production and distribution. In cooperation with MH Media Inc, Dr. Moody will launch a weekly video version of The Meetinghouse. It will include the News, Reviews, and Commentary, plus (as often as possible) an interview with a person of influence or significance working at the intersection of religion and public life.
These conversations and video programs are (and will be) edited into Podcasts and can be found on the PODCAST page.