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Reading the Bible While Black: The Crucial Perspective of the Black Church (Esau McCaulley)

The Biblical Mind

"Blackness is a part of American culture." Too often American Christianity is equated with white Christianity, while expressions of Black Christianity are overlooked. Continuing our series "By the Oppressed, to the Oppressed: How the Marginalized Church Reads Scripture," Esau McCaulley, author of Reading While Black, explains how American Black history has given Black Christians an important lens through which to understand Scripture, and how power can actually be a distorting lens. When people hear biblical interpretations they might have missed because of their own experiences, the narrative can change.  Show notes: 0:27 When we misunderstand what we see and hear 3:08 Black Bible reading 6:33 Expressions of Black Christianity 11:36 Distorting the influence of power 16:03 The "Slave Bible"  23:48 Suffering and biblical interpretation 27:14 The use of the Bible in the Civil War 28:24 We need a fuller range of interpretations  34:33 Reevaluating your theological perspective Show notes by Dominique LaCroix Credits for the music TBM podcast: hebraicthought.org/credits.


5 Nov 2021

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Esau McCaulley: ‘Jesus Is the Star of Our Show, Not Just a Solution to Our Problems’

Viral Jesus

This bonus episode of Viral Jesus features Esau McCaulley, author of the bestselling book Reading While Black. Esau is a prolific writer, theologian, and assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois.Heather and Esau discuss Black interpretation of Scripture, social media popularity, and the importance of bringing personal integrity to your creative process. (This chat is a continuation of Esau’s earlier conversation with Heather from Episode One.) You can find Esau active on Twitter @esaumccaulley.Reach out to Heather at heatherthompsonday.com, on Twitter @HeatherTDay, and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.Viral Jesus is a production of Christianity TodayHost and creator: Heather Thompson Day                                         Producer: Loren JosephExecutive Producer: Ed GilbreathDirector of CT Podcasts: Mike Cosper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


28 Oct 2021

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Episode 478: Foreign Policy, Adoption, & Race with Esau McCaulley & Jamie Ivey

The Holy Post

This week is a special a double feature! First, Phil talks to Esau McCaulley about his recent NY Times editorial about President Biden’s vengeance against terrorists in Afghanistan. McCaulley asks why so few Christian politicians seem to have Christian instincts, and what role should forgiveness have in American foreign policy. Then, Skye interviews author and podcaster Jamie Ivey about her experience as a white mom raising black kids, how it’s changed her understanding of race, and why she no longer believes love can solve every problem. Also this week—new polling indicates a frightening number of people on both the right and left want to disunite the country. Are we on a path toward civil war, and is social media to blame? News Segment Trump voters are worried about anti-white discrimination and think Christianity is under attack [4:00] https://news.yahoo.com/84-trump-voters-worry-discrimination-143538052.html https://twitter.com/robertpjones/status/1447601670595223557 People on the right and left wanting to disunite the country [15:10] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10050039/More-HALF-Trump-voters-want-red-states-secede-union.html Interview w/ Esau McCaulley Interview Start: [25:41] “The Dangerous Politics of ‘We Will Not Forgive’” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/19/opinion/revenge-forgiveness-terrorism-biden.html “Reading While Black” https://amzn.to/3lxPtx5 Interview with Jamie Ivey: The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey: https://www.jamieivey.com/podcast-2/ “God Made You to Be You” https://amzn.to/3BEHmnX Ivey Family Interview with Emmanuel Acho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONTXrsvenUY Interview Start: [54:14] The decision to adopt [58:48] Jamie’s background [1:00:54] Parenting differently and the church’s response [1:08:54] Connecting kids with black heritage [1:19:50] Frustration and hope with the church [1:28:12] The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

1hr 35mins

13 Oct 2021

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Leaning In Leadership #16: Lead Well - A Conversation with Dr. Jeff Stark and Dr. Esau McCaulley

Shine.FM Podcast Channel

This month, guest host Dr. Jeff Stark, Director of the Center for Theological Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University, interviews author and professor Dr. Esau McCaulley, in the LEAD WELL virtual conversation series. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

1hr 17mins

29 Jul 2021

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How Should Christians Interpret the Old Testament? - Special Guest: Dr. Esau Mccaulley

Jude 3 Project

On this episode, Dr. Esau Mccaulley discussed how to interpret the Old Testament, the law, genocide in the Old Testament. Register for Courageous Conversations 2021 here: https://www.courageousconvos.org/ Help support the mission of Jude 3 here: https://jude3project.org/donate Grab our merch, curriculum, or take an online course here: https://jude3project.org/shop

1hr 5mins

17 Jul 2021

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What Should We Do When Bible Passages Bother Us? - Special Guest: Dr. Esau Mccaulley

Jude 3 Project

On this episode, Dr. Esau Mccaulley shares some helpful tips on dealing with problematic passages in the bible at the Through Eyes of Color Virtual Experience. To watch the full conference, click here: https://learn.jude3project.org/library/through-eyes-of-color-virtual-experience-on-demand/177894/about/ You can help support the mission and vision of Jude 3, click here: https://jude3project.org/donate


25 Jun 2021

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A Conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley about Reading While Black

Signposts with Russell Moore

In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Esau McCaulley to talk about his new book, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope (IVP Academic, 2020). In our conversation we talk about biblical scholarship, the black church, and place of hope in interpreting the scriptures. The Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews where he studied under the direction of N.T. Wright. In addition to Reading While Black, he is the author of Sharing the Son's Inheritance (T&T Clark, 2019). He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has also appeared in outlets such as Christianity Today and the Washington Post. He is also the host of the Disrupters Podcast and functions as a Canon Theologian for his diocese. Dr. McCaulley, currently, serves as assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician and a Navy reservist. Together, they have four wonderful children.I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.


17 Mar 2021

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Season 2: Episode 11 "Reading While Black: A Conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley"

Southside Rabbi

What up, family?! In this episode, we sit down with author and professor, Dr. Esau McCaulley!We had an encouraging and hilarious time discussing his book "Reading While Black", as well as touching on God's Word, the experience of Jesus on Earth, social location, and many aspects detailed in the book. So cook you up some grits (however you like it), hit the play button and rock with us!

1hr 37mins

17 Mar 2021

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Reading While Black – Feat. Dr. Esau McCaulley


From biblical deconstruction to the responsibility of Jesus followers in government and social justice, we’re looking at what the Bible has to say about some of society’s biggest questions today. Join Tim and Jon as they interview New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley, author of Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope.View full show notes from this episode →Timestamps Part one (0:00-13:00)Part two (13:00-26:30)Part three (26:30-33:30)Part four (33:30-42:30)Part five (42:30-end)Show Music “Defender Instrumental” by Tents“Pablo” by jlsmrl“Skydive” by loxbeats“Wanderlust” by Crastel“Mind Your Time” by Me.SoShow produced by Dan Gummel. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.


8 Feb 2021

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67. Esau McCaulley | Justice & the Bible

Language of God

A common refrain at BioLogos is “you don’t have to choose,” and usually it is in the context of the Bible and science. Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, was presented with a different choice, one between the Bible and racial justice. But this too is a false dichotomy.  The Bible is a good place to turn in times of confusion or questioning, but whether it is science or issues of injustice, it is important that a reading of the Bible be informed by the perspectives of other people and other cultures. McCaulley’s new book, Reading While Black lays out the case for a Black Ecclesial interpretive tradition. He shows how asking questions of the text that grow out of the reality of being Black in America, helps to give us a fuller perspective on what the Bible has to say about things like race, governing authorities, and justice. Join a conversation about this episode on the BioLogos Forum.


4 Feb 2021