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Intercultural Studies Lecture Series
Fall 2020

Scripture is a foundational tool for discussing and interpreting social issues. Traditional Black churches offer deep scholarship and understanding of Scripture’s views on topics such as ethnicity, policing and slavery, that have often been disregarded by the wider church.

Join Dr. Esau McCaulley as he discusses several talking points from his book, “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope,” which encourages the church to engage in dynamic theological dialogue with Christians of diverse backgrounds. During the lecture, the speaker will discuss how the habits, traditions and insights of the African American Christian tradition can speak a relevant word in our day and time.

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On Nov. 18, Dr. Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, delivered a lecture titled “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope.” The free event was held on Zoom from 7-9 p.m.

About Fr. Esau McCaulley

Fr. Esau McCaulley is an assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. Dr. McCaulley also serves as Canon Theologian for his diocese. His first book, entitled “Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance,” was published by T&T Clark in 2019. His second book, “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope,” was published by InterVarsity Press in September 2020. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His writings have also appeared in the Washington Post and Christianity Today among other places. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician and navy reservist. Together, they have four wonderful children.

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Author of “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope” (InterVarsity Press, 2020)

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Author of “Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance” (T&T Clark, 2019)

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.