Nov 6, 2022

Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley to speak at Dordt on November 7

Reverend Dr. Esau McCaulley, an associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, will speak at Dordt University on Monday, November 7 at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His lecture is titled “Is Social Location a Friend or Foe to Biblical Interpretation? The Black Church as a Case Study.” This presentation is part of the 2022-23 First Mondays Speaker Series. The community is welcome to attend this free event.

McCaulley is a theologian in residence at Progressive Baptist Church, a historically black congregation in Chicago. He has published several books, including “Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance” (T & T Clark) and “Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit” (InterVarsity Press Kids). His book “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope” (InterVarsity Press Academic) has won numerous awards, including Christianity Today’s Book of the Year. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Christianity Today, New York Times, and more. He also posts regularly on Instagram and Twitter. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician and navy reservist, and they have four children.

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt University to explore ideas that will stretch our imaginations, grow our understanding, and help us re-form our world in God-honoring ways. For those off-campus, watch the lecture on livestream.

About Dordt University

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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