The Marcus J. Borg Foundation’s Mission Statement
Seeing Christianity Again
The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is committed to exploring a faithful and meaningful articulation of Christianity for the 21st Century building upon the historical and theological research and teachings of Marcus J. Borg. We will provide resources for study, conversation, and community building.
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Marcus Borg’s Books
Below we are highlighting three of Marc’s books: Days of Awe and Wonder, a collection of his writings over his lifetime; Convictions, a fitting last book even though he did not realize it would be his last; Meeting Jesus Again, his break through book and a perfect place to start to if you are new to Marc’s work. You can find all of his books here.
Continuing the Conversation
The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is committed to exploring and articulating a meaningful and faithful Christianity for the 21st Century. I suggest the following three topics will be important for our conversation and “Seeing Christianity Again.” The first is the fact of religious pluralism. This century will not be The Christian Century as some hopedMORE
I am glad to be able to say that Marcus Borg was a friend of mine. We met on the first day of my seminary career. He was my professor of New Testament at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He was the kind of teacher I loved – organized, clear and challenging.MORE
The year was 2001 when I first read Marcus J. Borg’s book Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus And the Heart of Christianity. This book spoke to me, touched my heart, challenged my mind, and accompanied me on my way ever since. Marcus describes his own journey from believing certain thingsMORE
Media and Publications
We need to be born again. It is the road of return from our exile, the way to recover our true self, the path to beginning to live our lives from the inside out rather than from the outside in, the exodus from our individual and collective selfishness.
An open heart is alive to wonder, to the sheer marvel of 'isness.' It is remarkable that the world is, that we are here, that we can experience it. The world is not ordinary. Indeed, what is remarkable is that it could ever look ordinary to us. An open heart knows 'radical amazement.'
An open heart and seeing go together. We see more clearly when our hearts are open – see the person right in front of our face, see the landscape stretched out before us. We move from darkness to light, from night to day, when we "see with the eyes of our heart enlightened." An open heart and enlightenment go together.