Dennis R. Edwards: Reimagining Humility

Date(s) - July 27, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regent College Chapel

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Humility is urgently needed but often overlooked, misunderstood, and even maligned. Humility is fundamentally a biblical concept, with some scholars asserting that the apostle Paul “invented” humility. Consequently, we need to take another look at humility, especially from a biblical perspective. Not only will we explore some of the ways that the Bible presents humility, we will also consider how humility can work to strengthen Christian solidarity, which is meant to influence the broader society in positive ways.


Dr. Dennis Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at North Park University in Chicago, IL. Growing up in New York City, Dr. Edwards attended a storefront church whose pastor was an earnest, faithful, and dedicated spiritual leader. This example continued to inspire Dr. Edwards throughout college and his time spent teaching high school math and chemistry. Even after attending seminary, his desire to better understand Scripture continued. Dr. Edwards says, “I pursued my PhD largely in an effort to quench my thirst for enlightenment and understanding of God’s Word.” Ordained through the Evangelical Covenant Church, Dr. Edwards brings a deep understanding of spiritual leadership to his role as professor. He also shares his diverse experiences as a church planter and pastor in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, with his students. Dr. Edwards is the author of What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It? (2019) and the co-author of several titles, including The Story of God Bible Commentary on 1 Peter (2017), Might from the Margins: The Gospel’s Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice (2020), and Perspectives on Paul: Five Views (2020).

Dr. Edwards is teaching 1, 2, 3 John July 25 to July 29 as part of Regent’s 2022 Summer Programs.


Regent intends to offer this lecture as a live event in the College’s chapel. Under current provincial policies, this event will not require attendees to show proof of vaccination. Please be aware, however, that Regent’s event protocols will follow the guidelines in place on the event date.

This lecture will also be streamed live online, and we look forward to being joined by friends from around the world. A recording will be available for a limited time after the event.

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