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425: Reading the Bible While Black with Esau McCaulley

Does the Bible have anything to say about the police? What about racial diversity? Are Christians called to submit to the government or reform it?Professor and Anglican priest, Esau McCaulley, talks about his new book, “Reading While Black,” and the African-American tradition of Scripture interpretation that avoids the either/or (conservative vs. liberal) thinking typical in the white church.

Also this week, Phil shares about his experience being interviewed by Kirk Cameron and goes on a rant about “false binaries.” Christian is now an “award-winning” filmmaker. What should a useful voter guide for Christians include? And clowns object to the first presidential debate being called a “circus.”

"How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don’t.”: 


Hey, Mr. Woke Spearhead, Owen Strachan of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary would have you excommunicated.


Kelsey Wilcox
Kelsey Wilcox
Oct 11, 2020

Just after finishing this episode I hopped on Facebook to find repeated shares of Dr. James Dobson's recent public letter about the upcoming election. If you haven't read it yet, be prepared it's beyond terrible. I'm at a loss for words to describe this. It's fear, American nationalism, and (Phil) binary choices. (Actual quote, "The binary choice before us is that stark.") There's a lot about protecting self, the American Dream, and the future. What happened to love your neighbor, love your enemies(!), care for the poor and oppressed, the Kingdom of Heaven? (So far, I haven't found Kingdom of America in my Bible. Does Dobson have a different translation?)

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