Ideas That Matter is an online lecture series hosted by Regent College this academic year with the purpose of cultivating theological engagement with contemporary issues that are particularly relevant at this cultural moment.
For our Reading the Bible Right Now events, we will be welcoming theologians from inside as well as outside the Regent community to reflect on how they are reading the Bible during this season of uncertainty. They will be reflecting personally on questions such as: Where in scripture do you find hope, encouragement, rebuke, or a prophetic word in light of all that is happening in the world right now? How does your rootedness in scripture prepare you to engage with the issues of our day? How does our reading of scripture help us to read our cultural moment and vice versa?
We invite you to join us as we welcome Dr. Carmen Joy Imes, who will share about her own personal engagement with scripture in this season, followed by a time of Q&A.
Dr. Carmen Joy Imes is professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta. Her books include Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Reexamination of the Name Command of the Decalogue, Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters, and Reading the Psalms with Augustine and Friends. She is currently working on a commentary on Exodus for Baker Academic and a book on what it means to be the image of God for IVP. Carmen is an active member of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society. She blogs at carmenjoyimes.blogspot.com, Christianity Today, and The Well, and releases weekly Torah Tuesday videos on her YouTube channel. Regent’s very own Dr. Matthew Lynch interviewed her for the OnScript podcast, and she’ll be teaching a course on Exodus for Regent’s 2021 Summer Programs.
A livestream link will be posted in this space closer to the date of the event.