News and Updates (Chicago)


New Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

MBI Crowell Library joined two reciprocal borrowing networks this year. These programs will allow Moody students to borrow materials from libraries in the Chicago area as well as in select libraries across the country.

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

  • All currently-enrolled Chicago MBI or MTS or Moody Distance Learning students, Moody faculty and Moody staff can participate in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Locate the schools that participate on this map. At the participating library, prospective borrowers will be required to show proof of enrollment or faculty/staff identification, as required by the lending library. An advance call is recommended to determine what proof of enrollment is required. Borrowers may check out materials according to the borrowing policies determined by the lending library. In order to maintain reciprocal borrowing privileges borrowers must follow local library policies and return items in a timely fashion. Ask a librarian or consult the ATLA Guidelines for more information regarding the ATLA reciprocal borrowing program.

ACTS Reciprocal Borrowing Program

  • All currently-enrolled Chicago MTS students, Moody faculty, and Moody staff are eligible to participate in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) reciprocal borrowing program. ACTS schools currently number eleven seminaries, including North Park Theological Seminary and Trinity International University. See the ACTS web site for library locations and hours. In order to borrow materials from an ACTS school, the prospective borrower must first register for ACTS with Christopher Ullman, MBI Public Services Head Librarian (Sweeting 019, x4353), to receive an ACTS card. The ACTS card and one’s Moody ID card must be presented to the ACTS library in order to borrow items. Borrowers must follow the borrowing procedures of the lending library. Ask a librarian or see the ACTS policy page for more information regarding ACTS reciprocal borrowing.



Resource List for Black History Month

The following are some suggested items to read or watch as we prepare to celebrate Black History Month:


Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Rev. ed. (New York : New Press, 2012) 364.973 A377n

Blum, Lawrence. "I'm Not a Racist, but …" : The Moral Quandary of Race. (Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002) 305.800973 B658i

Copeland, M. Shawn. Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. (Minneapolis, MN : Fortress, 2010) 233.8 C782e

DeYoung, Curtiss Paul, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim. United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2003) E-Book

Emerson, Michael O. and Christian Smith. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2000) 261.8348 E53d

Evans, Tony. Oneness Embraced: Through the Eyes of Tony Evans. (Chicago : Moody, 2011) 261.8348 E92o

Gilbreath, Edward. Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Epic Challenge to the Church. (Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity, 2013) 277.3082 G475b

Gilbreath, Edward. Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity. (Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity, 2006) 261.8348 G466r

Harvey, Paul. Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History. (Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) E-Book

Irving, Debby. Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. (Cambridge, MA : Elephant Room Press, 2014) 305.800973 I72w

Jackson, Dave and Neta Jackson. Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes. (Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House, 2008) JUV 270.092 J12h

King, Martin Luther, Jr. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (Boston : Beacon Press, 1967) 305.896 K53w

Loritts, Bryan, ed. Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Chicago : Moody, 2014) 261.8 L651

Maxwell, David, ed. Race In a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds. (Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox, 2016) 305.800973 R118

Moore, Natalie Y. The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. (York : St. Martin's Press, 2016) 305.8009773 M823s

Newbell, Trillia J. United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity. (Chicago : Moody, 2014) 277.3083 N534u

Rah, Soong-Chan. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. (Chicago : Moody, 2010) 259.089 R147m

Rah, Soong-Chan. The Next Evangelicalism: Releasing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. (Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity, 2009) 270.83 R147n

Rah, Soong-Chan. Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times. (Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity, 2015) E-Book

Sernett, Milton C., ed. African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness. 2nd ed. (Durham : Duke University Press, 1999) 200.8996 A258s

Steele, Claude M. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. (York : W.W. Norton, 2010) 303.385 S814w

Triece, Mary E. Urban Renewal and Resistance: Race, Space, and the City in the Late Twentieth to the Early Twenty-First Century. (Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2016) 307.3 T825u

Wilson, William Julius. The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987) 362.5 W754t


Barnett, Rex, screenwriter, producer, director. Mary McLeod Bethune: The Spirit of a Champion. DVD. (Atlanta, GA : History on Video, 2008) MEDIA 370.92 B563

Bernard, Sheila Curran, writer. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. DVD. (Boston : PBS Distribution, 2012) MEDIA 305.896 B629s

Broadnax, Ernie, writer, executive producer, and Phil Broxham, producer, director. Project 2-3-1: Two Boxcars, Three Blocks, One City, a Story of Elgin's African American Heritage. DVD. (Elgin, IL : Elgin History Museum, 2015) MEDIA 305.896 P964

Browne, Katrina, writer, director, producer, and Alla Kovgan, codirector and editor. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. DVD. (San Francisco : California Newsreel, 2008) MEDIA 306.362 T759

Cato, Velma, writer, producer, director. Small Steps, Big Strides: Black Experience in Hollywood. DVD. (Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2006) MEDIA 791.4308 S635

Hampton, Henry, creator, executive producer, Sam Pollard, writer, producer, and Sheila Bernard, writer, producer. Eyes On the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement. DVD. (Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, 1989) MEDIA 323.4 E94 2006 v1-v7

Hollywood Roundtable. Civil Rights, 1963. DVD. (Washington, DC : National Archives, 2008) MEDIA 323.4 H746

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "I Have a Dream". DVD. (Oak Forest, IL : MPI Home Video, 2005) MEDIA 323.4 K53i

Landau, Ely, writer, producer. King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis. DVD. (New York : Kino Classics, 2013) MEDIA 323.092 K52

Lee, Spike, director, producer, and Sam Pollard, producer, editor. 4 Little Girls. DVD. (New York : HBO Home Video, 2000) MEDIA 323 F773

Mack, Bayer, writer, director. The Czar of Black Hollywood: Oscar Micheaux. DVD. (Sarasota, FL : Block Starz Music Television, 2014) MEDIA 791.43092 C998

Rich, Richard, director. Harriet Tubman. DVD. (Coppell, TX : NEST Family Entertainment, 2005) MEDIA 326 H297

Rapley, Rob, writer, producer, director. The Abolitionists. DVD. (Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013) MEDIA 326.8 A154



New Bible Software

BibleWorks 10 is now available for student use in the computer lab on the lower level of the library.



More Online Reference Tools

Oxford Handbooks Online now features 60 Religion, 160 Psychology, and 39 Linguistics handbooks.


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