Bonus Episode: Easter with Esau McCaulley

The Confronting Christianity Podcast

07-04-2023 • 41 min

Kyle Worley and Rebecca McLaughlin are joined by Esau McCaulley to have a conversation about Easter and why it is important.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is your new book, “Lent: The Season of Repentance and Renewal” about?
  • What would you say to someone who does not fully understand what Lent is?
  • Is Easter Sunday just another Sunday? Isn’t every Sunday an opportunity to celebrate the risen Lord? What’s so special about Easter?
  • What difference does it make that Jesus rose from the dead?
  • What about the resurrection of the body?
  • A number of years ago, in a wonderful article for the New York Times, you talked about the unsettling power of Easter and you said: “Easter is a frightening prospect. For the women, the only thing more terrifying than a world with Jesus dead was one in which he was alive.” What do you mean by that?
  • What does the resurrection mean for us?
  • What do you make of Judas?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Esau McCaulley is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and theologian in residence at Progressive Baptist Church, a historically Black congregation in Chicago. He is the author of the award-winning book Reading While Black and the children’s book Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His writings have also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Christianity Today.

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