Media & Publicity

InterVarsity Press and CT Creative Studios are pleased to announce the February 3 release date of The Disrupters, a joint collaboration and podcast series hosted by Fr. Esau McCaulley. 

“Working with Esau McCaulley and IVP on The Disrupters has been an exhilarating experience,” said Richard Clark, producer of The Disrupters, and branded content and partnerships manager for CT. “We’ve put our heads together to create something I’ve never seen before: a podcast by two legacy organizations that manages to push the conversation past unspoken boundaries. During my time working on this project, I’ve felt surprised, frustrated, even uncomfortable. And I’ve loved every minute of it.”

The Disrupters will feature ten episodes that focus on a specific disruption—a break, interruption, or disturbance—in the church. McCaulley and his guest will then explore how that issue will reshape the church’s culture and its witness. Topics include creativity, trauma, liturgies, and race and art. The podcast will feature guests who can speak to these specific issues such as Tish Harrison Warren, Sho Baraka, Sheila Wise Rowe, N. T. Wright, Dominique Gilliard, Ruth Everhart, and more.

Clark said, “The conversations Esau has with the guests of The Disrupters are eye-opening and unvarnished. I’ve produced a number of interview podcasts, but I’ve never heard conversations as candid and bracing as these.” 

McCaulley, who received his PhD from the University of St. Andrews, currently serves as assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He is also the director of the Next Generation Initiative for the Anglican Church in North America, a province-wide undertaking committed to raising up and training the next generation of Anglican clergy and lay leadership. He has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Christianity Today, and he is the author of Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance and the forthcoming title Reading While Black. 

The Disrupters podcast will be available via iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, Spotify, and directly from the Christianity Today website. For a sneak peek, check out the trailer for The Disrupters here.