Episode Reading Hope with the Black Church

Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. Join the Discover the Word group as they talk with award-winning author Dr. Esau McCaulley about “Reading Hope with the Black Church.”

Dates August 16-20, 2021
At The Table Elisa Morgan, Daniel Ryan Day, Rasool Berry, and guest Dr. Esau McCaulley
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Chapter 1

There are a lot of factors that influence the way we read and understand the Bible, such as our upbringing and personal experience. But what about the color of our skin? In this chapter, Elisa Morgan, Daniel Ryan Day, and Rasool Berry begin a series of conversations with award-winning author Dr. Esau McCaulley.

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Chapter 2

Should Christians get involved in politics? Or should we simply sit back and let other people lead in that arena? In this chapter, you’ll search the Scriptures regarding whether Christians should weigh in on public policy.

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Chapter 3

For decades, police officers have stood as a symbol of justice and protection. But in recent years, there have been situations that have called that into question. So what does the Bible have to say on the matter? In this chapter, you’ll discover a “Christian theology of policing.”

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Chapter 4

Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Yet when He came to earth, He didn’t hang out with the powerful rulers, but the outcasts of society. In this chapter, you’ll consider God’s purpose in raising up the low and downtrodden.

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Chapter 5

Every day, innocent lives are lost to senseless violence and injustice goes unpunished. Why would God allow these things to happen? In this chapter, you’ll find comfort and hope from Psalm 137 for times of suffering.

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