The Mission of the Church to Bear God's Name

Speaker(s): Carmen Imes
Date: Summer 2021
Length: 55m
Product ID: RGDL5102D

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Churches don't usually start at Sinai when formulating their mission, but I believe that's exactly where we should go. We'll take a close look at the command not to bear God's name in vain (Exodus 20:7) in light of its literary, historical, and theological contexts. Together we'll re-envision the vocation of God's people to represent him among the nations and we'll consider what that might look like today.

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Carmen Imes iis 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.

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