The MH Program

TheMeetingHouse is a media initiative hosted by Dr Dwight A Moody to promote conversation on religion and American life. It consists of a weekly newsletter and a weekly broadcast. The newsletter is distributed by email on Wednesday, and the broadcast is distributed by email and social media on Friday. You can subscribe to one or both below.  

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. Throughout 2022 and 2023, much of the content will focus on the role of religion in the general election, the rise of religious nationalism, and the continuing decline of religious affiliation and attendance in the United States. 

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.

TheMeetingHouse began in 1998, and since then it has taken form as a radio program, web site, weekly newsletter, podcast, and social media broadcast. It is now produced in the studios of WGSG 14 in the greater Greenville SC metro area. It is broadcast at 6 pm EST on YouTube, Facebook, and this website.

Your feedback is valued! write to dw**********@gm***.com with recommendations of radio guests, topics, events, questions, and books to review.

The MH Host

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; Owensboro, Kentucky, and Hendersonville, North Carolina. 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 (including three memoirs, Heaven for a Dime: Memoir of a Small Town Preacher, It’s About Time: A Memoir of Ministry at Georgetown College, and Getting Things Done: Opportunity and Opposition at BSK) and many scholarly and popular articles (a collection of which was published as On the Other Side of Oddville). 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; a tenth and final is at the publisher now. His weekly column on religion and American life is distributed each Thursday evening and interested persons may join the weekly readers by using the subscription feature at the bottom of this page. His weekly broadcast, TheMeetingHouse, is broadcast on social media each Friday.

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.

Board of Advisors

Katherine Stewart
Investigative journalist, author, and public speaker

Valerie Bridgeman
Dean & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Methodist School Theology of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio

Lori Carrell
Chancellor, University of Minnesota at Rochester, Rochester, MN

Lawrence Carter 
Dean, Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Bill Crouch
Founder and CEO, BrightDot National Fundraising Consultants, Raleigh, North Carolina

Charles Kimball
Recently retired from the Chair, Religion Department, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Everett McCorvey
Director of Opera, University of Kentucky, National Chorale, and American Spiritual Ensemble, Lexington KY

Bob Mong
President, University of North Texas at Dallas, Texas

Jay Akkerman
Dean, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho

Tom Krattenmaker
Columnist, Only Sky, Communications Director, Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT

Molly Marshall
Author, Theologian, Columnist (Baptist Global News), President, United Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota

Jennifer Cronin
Teaching Professor of Business Communication, University of Notre Dame

Brian McLaren
Minister, author, public speaker