What does it mean to be human?
There are endless debates about human identity and purpose.
Sadly, Christians are not always known for valuing every human - or for caring about God’s creation.
A former missionary to the Philippines, Dr. Imes earned her Ph.D. from Wheaton College. She’s a member of respected academic societies, an active speaker, and the author of Being God’s Image.
Being God’s Image helps us understand what it means to be made as God’s image bearers - and the revolutionary implications.
You and your church are invited to join us for this free event. Please share the registration link: What's So Special About Being Human?
After registering, the link to the event will be sent to you the day before, on Sunday, August 13th.
For now, reply to this post and let me know: what questions do you want me to ask Carmen?
Looking forward to this talk. I have one question -
As we see artificial intelligence being able to mimic humans in creating art, writing, problem solving, etc, I have wondered about the role some of these abilities play in the definition of being human. To what extent are our natural abilities as humans a reflection of being made in the image of God?
It seems that man’s capacity for reasoning (logic) and creativity (arts) has now been duplicated by AI. Emotions are said to have been observed from some animals. If emojis are valid expressions of emotions, then even that (i.e., feelings) has been hijacked from us by technology. What remains then to distinguish us from other creatures to reflect the so called imago dei? Is it just man’s trichotomous nature that’s left?
One more question - Whom was God speaking to in Gen 1:26 when he said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”? Is being made in God’s image unique to humans or are there other spiritual beings that bear God’s image?
Are unborn babies still inside their mothers created in the image of God? What will happen to them during the resurrection? Why isn’t the Christian population more outraged by the massive killing of babies by abortion?