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July 04, 2020

Hour 1: The Bible and Racism

How does the Bible speak to racism? And what is a biblical response to dealing with racism? How should the church respond? On the next Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, provost and dean of education at Moody Bible Institute Dr. Dwight Perry joins Michael to talk about how the church can be a positive influence on the culture. Don't miss this important conversation on Open Line.

Hour 2: Mailbag Questions

​We are emptying the Mailbag this hour. You've sent your questions, and we're answering those today. Grab your Bible and join us for this weekend's Open Line.


Dr. Dwight Perry
Dr. Dwight Perry

Dr. Dwight Perry

Dr. Dwight Perry is provost and dean of Education at Moody Bible Institute. As the first African-American to graduate with a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., Rev. Dr. Perry has persevered across many barriers on race and diversity. He has served as academic dean and professor at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, as regional president/executive minister of Converge Great Lakes, as a professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute, as a denominational executive with the Baptist General Conference, and as a senior pastor and associate pastor in several churches in Illinois. He and his wife, Dr. Cynthia Perry, a recently retired professor, have four adult children and five grandchildren.


Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the Host/Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. He became a follower of Jesus the Messiah as a high school student and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He is the author of several books and is the co-editor of and contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael and his wife, Eva, live in Chicago and have two adult sons.


Tricia McMillan

Tricia McMillan is the senior producer of Chris Fabry Live and Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. She has worked at Moody Radio since 2000 on a variety of programs. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a Master of Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary. Tricia is married to Nate, has three children and lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

At times, all believers have questions about the Bible, God or the spiritual life. Where can we turn when we need guidance from God's Word? Moody Radio encourages you to bring your Bible and spiritual life questions to Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik every week. In this two-hour, live Bible Q&A program, your questions are always the focus. Dr. Rydelnik will provide practical answers straight from Scripture drawing from his wealth of knowledge and experience as both a pastor and professor.