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September 05, 2020

The Bible and the Black Church

During these difficult times in our culture, some within the African American community are questioning the place of the Christian faith in the struggle for justice.  But New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for addressing the urgent issues of our times. He talks with Ed Stetzer about how this model can speak to topics sometimes overlooked, such as ethnicity, political protest, policing, and slavery. 



Esau McCauley
Esau McCauley

Esau McCauley

The Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley, PhD is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. His research and writing focus on Pauline theology, African American Biblical interpretation, and articulating a Christian theology of justice in the public square.  His second book Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope looks at the tradition of African American biblical interpretation and argues that the Bible rightly understood and read from a decidedly black perspective can speak a word of hope to African Americans in the United States.  Dr. McCaulley, currently, serves as assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He and his wife have four children.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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