March 10-11, 2017 The Foundation celebrated the publication of a new collection of Marcus’ writing:
Days of Awe and Wonder: How to be a Christian in the 21st Century.
Here are glimpses of the event held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon where Marcus was Canon Theologian.
Rev. Robin Meyers
The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers was our guest lecturer and conversational partner. He opened with “How I became a heretic with help from Marcus Borg” reminding us that the root meaning of the word heretic means “to choose.” “Marcus’ brave questions, his lucid answers, his warm heart made choosing The Way so much easier.” He then explored “Quantum physics and the ‘Something More’”, inviting us into new understandings emerging about the nature of reality itself and what Marcus called “a radiant and luminous presence that permeates everything that is.” He closed the two day event admonishing us that “Class is not dismissed” and explored “the theo-poetics of resistance.” Even though Marcus is not with us in body “the spirit of his intellectual and spiritual defiance lives on.” Along side Marc’s vision of the heart of Christianity, (can we say reflective of the heart of Jesus himself?) Robin paired insights from “poets [who] have tried to tell us how to listen to the heart, how to be wise, and how to resist – whether it is ego, orthodoxy or Empire.”
Some photos from the event March 10th and 11th at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.
Rev. Meyers Speaking at Trinity Cathedral
Marcus J. Borg Foundation Celebration Dinner
And a few more photos from a celebratory dinner held on Marc’s birthday anniversary, March 11, as we explored our days of awe and wonder, the muses among us, and eloquent listening with poet and author Kim Stafford.
Marcus spoke frequently on the topic of Jesus, God and the Bible.
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