Carol Cook Moore
Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching
Carol Cook Moore is the Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching and Chapel Elder at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Dr. Cook Moore is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Oklahoma Annual Conference where she served in a variety of pastoral settings prior to returning to graduate school. She earned a M.Div. from Saint Paul School of Theology and a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Drew University. Dr. Cook Moore approaches worship and preaching as an event that requires careful planning, fresh inspiration, and mindful knowledge of the text, the context, and the communities of faith present historically, symbolically and physically for this event. She writes, “Many times in preparing a worship event, it reminds me of my mother’s wisdom in the kitchen. No two pot-roast Sunday dinners were the same. Sometimes there was more onion or more potatoes or the gravy needed more salt. Mama’s culinary wisdom and attentiveness to the ingredients, the heat of the kitchen, the peculiarities of the pressure cooker as well as the increasing hunger of her flock came together to create a feast that simply put, tasted of sacrificial love and deep joy. So it is with the pastor’s study, crafting, and preparation of worship and preaching as we take the biblical text, the ingredients of the service, and the conditions of the worshiping community and greater community and –with the power of the Holy Spirit-- serve up a holy meal with a taste of heaven.” Dr. Cook Moore is currently working on a collection of writings on the topic of encountering grace in the midst of grief. In addition to teaching, teaching, preaching, and designing worship, she enjoys gardening, beaching, and preparing family feasts.
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