Carmen Joy Imes: ‘Who Do You Say That I Am?’ Being God’s Image in an Age of Expressive Individualism

Date(s) - June 5, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regent College Chapel

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You’re invited to Regent’s 2023 Evening Public Lecture series! Join us in the chapel or tune in online to explore theology, culture, and much more with this year’s summer faculty.

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Recent generations seem obsessed with curating a public “image,” caring deeply about how individual self-expression is received. Old Testament scholar Dr. Carmen Joy Imes begins with the premises that every human being is the image of God, that this status is tied to our physical embodiment, and that this cannot be lost or diminished. If this is true, what are the implications for human identity and vocation? How does God define us, and what parameters does that provide for our own growth and development? And, finally, how can an understanding of the image of God inform our engagement with some of today’s hot topics?


Dr. Carmen Imes is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. Her books include Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Reexamination of the Name Command of the DecalogueBearing 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.

Dr. Imes is teaching The Book of Exodus as part of Regent’s 2023 Summer Programs.


Join us in Regent’s chapel, or tune in via livestream. A video recording will be available online for a limited time after the event.

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