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Reading the Bible Right Now with Dr. Carmen Imes

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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In our Reading the Bible Right Now series, we are welcoming theologians from the Regent community and beyond 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 her reflections on "Slavery at Sinai? Wrestling with Slavery Laws in the Old Testament." This will be followed by a time of Q&A.

Reading the Bible Right Now is part of Ideas That Matter, an online event series hosted by Regent College to cultivate thoughtful theological engagement with contemporary issues that are particularly relevant in this cultural moment. 

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, 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.

Questions can be submitted during the event to [email protected]

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Carmen Joy Imes

Associate Professor of Old Testament (Biola University)

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