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Join us as we celebrate Marcus’ new book
Days of Awe and Wonder
On Friday evening, March 10 and Saturday morning March 11, 2017, The Marcus J. Borg Foundation will celebrate a new collection of writings by Marcus Borg, Days of Awe and Wonder. The book features selections from his dissertation written at age 27 to his final book at age 70. Included are unpublished sermons and blogs. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon where Marcus served as Canon Theologian. Our guest lecturer is The Reverend Dr. Robin Meyers.
Robin and Marcus shared affection, affinities, and scholarship. Long before Marcus’ death he recognized and valued Robin as an important voice and radical truth-teller exploring what it means to be Christian in the 21st century.
It is clear in this volume that what shaped Marc most deeply was an awareness and experience of “The More,” the Sacred, what some of us call God. “The More” evokes amazement, gratitude, wonder.
Marcus would insist that we not lose sight of “how filled with awe is this place…” even amidst the uncertainties and complexities of our time. Quoting from a favorite healing story of Marcus’, the story of blind Bartimaeus, we too cry out, “Help us see again.” And in seeing again, with eyes wide open, be born into life in God. Robin will help us do just that.
Robin is known nationally and internationally as a sought after preacher, advocate for the return of peace and justice as the focus of faith, and calls the church to be the Beloved Community. He is a best-selling author of seven books. A few of his book titles will tell you he does not mince words: Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus; The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus; Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance.
Robin is the senior minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, in Oklahoma City (30 years), the Distinguished Professor of Social Justice in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University (25 years), a fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Westar Institute (home of the Jesus Seminar).
Let us come together and continue the unending conversation Marcus so deeply engaged: What is the heart of our concerns, what is real, what is possible, how shall we live?
For the love of our common life and commitment to making the world a better place, join us for these days of awe and wonder.
(If you prefer to register with a personal check please click here to download a registration form.)
I look forward to seeing you there,
Rev. Canon Marianne Borg, Founding Chair, The Marcus J. Borg Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
Join us in continuing the conversation and transformative education Marcus so passionately engaged.