When asked to deliver his father’s eulogy, Rev. Esau McCaulley realized he needed to figure out how to understand the relationship between his dad’s many shortcomings and the obstacles he faced during his lifetime. 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 joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the deep work that led him to seeing his father in a new light and how his father’s struggles are echoed in the experiences of many Black Americans. His book is “How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family’s Story of Hope and Survival in the American South.”
This episode originally aired, October 9th 2023.