Summer is a great time for me to catch up on books I’d like to read, including significant Christian books that help me understand the faith more deeply and connect it to my life. This summer, the Emerging Scholars Network would like to help with that. Carmen Joy Imes is a professor of Old Testament at Biola University and author of Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters (IVP 2019). and we are excited to read her newest book just published, Being God’s Image: Why Creation Still Matters. The book club will meet each Thursday May 11 - June 15 followed by an online event with Carmen Joy Imes on June 20! Register by May 1 to receive a free copy of the book! Click here to learn more.
We aren't always honest about how difficult normal human life is. For the majority of people, sorrow, despair, anxiety, and mental illness are everyday experiences. While we have made tremendous advancements in therapy and psychiatry, the burden of living still comes down to mundane choices that we each must make—like the daily choice to get out of bed. Alan Noble's new book is a deeply personal narrative on the difficulty of life, and the witness to God and to life's goodness sometimes expressed in the simple act of getting out of bed. Register at tinyurl.com/ESNOutOfBed and join us for this important conversation.
Dear Black Scholars and Professionals Faculty Friends,
You are invited to the free Medical Ethics Summer Seminar - June 15-17, 2023 at Duke University. Taught by InterVarsity alumnus Farr Curlin and Chris Tollefsen, this seminar is designed for entering and current medical students, nursing students, and residents to equip students with intellectual tools that can help them discern how to practice medicine well in the face of medicine’s clinical challenges and moral complexities. All expenses and housing are covered except for travel to Durham, NC. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more and register.
What does it mean to be human? This timeless question proves critical as we seek to understand our purpose, identity, and significance. Amidst the many voices clamoring to shape our understanding of humanity, the Bible reveals important truths related to our human identity and vocation that are critical to the flourishing of all of creation. Carmen seeks to recover the theologically rich message of the creation narratives starting in the book of Genesis as they illuminate what it means to be human. Click here to register and join us to hear from Carmen Joy Imes (PhD, Wheaton) is associate professor of Old Testament at Biola University about her new book.
Join Bob Trube at 12pm ET to hear from Terence Lester, author of All God's Children (IVP, 2023).
Join Bob Trube for an interview with Jennifer L. Holberg at 12pm ET.
Join Bob Trube at 3pm ET to discuss Paul Louis Metzger's book, More than Things: A Personalist Ethics for a Throwaway Culture.
Are you troubled by the brokenness in every aspect of human life? Do you long to see glimpses of our prayer — “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done” — unfold? Do you want a fresh vision of how your own passions, expertise, and work can be used for God’s purposes in our world?
Click here to learn more and register.