Stob Lecture Colloquium

Join us on Wednesday, January 25th for the Stob Lecture Colloquium at 3:30pm in the Calvin Seminary Chapel or watch online. The Stob Lecture Colloquium will feature a conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley facilitated by Professor Scott Hoezee.

Stob Lecture Colloquium 2023 Speaker - Dr. Esau McCaulley

Esau McCaulley is an associate professor of the New Testament at Wheaton College and theologian in residence at Progressive Baptist Church, a historically black congregation in Chicago. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His writings have also appeared in places such as The Atlantic, Washington Post, and Christianity Today.

He wrote Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope as a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation and argued that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing current issues.

McCaulley has won numerous awards for Reading While Black, including Christianity Today’s Book of the Year. He has other published books, including Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance and most recently a children’s book entitled Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit.

Stob Lecture History

Originally called the “Stob Lectureship”, the Stob Lecture Series was signed into being in 1985 as a collaboration between Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary. The annual Stob Lectureship was designed to bring to the campus in either the fall or spring semester of each year an established or promising scholar for the delivery of two “Stob Lectures” to a campus audience consisting of professors, students and other interested persons. The chosen lecturer would have a notable academic reputation in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and/or theology; resonate with the Reformed and Christian perspectives embodied by the life and work of Dr. Henry Stob; and have the ability to communicate effectively to a general audience.