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Lost in Translation: Isn’t It Time We Moved Beyond a Fear-Based Repentance?

When I hear the kingdom is at hand, followed immediately by the command to repent, the good news is overshadowed by the fear that I’m not good enough to be part of the kingdom of God.

Remembering Marcus Borg

I was immediately impressed with his humility, his scholarship, his adherence to scientific and historical methods.

Marcus Borg, leading liberal theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament, died on Wednesday (Jan. 21).

Understanding Christian history is vital

It has been most of three weeks since I returned from Bend, Ore. and the seminar presented by Marcus Borg and Dom Crossan on “Reading the Bible as a Christian.” My reaction to the three days remains very positive, even upon critical reflection, for though I didn’t hear much that was truly new to me, I got a lot out of the way Crossan in particular framed the issues, and the supporting evidence he developed for his basic arguments.

Scholar says language of Christianity widely misused, misunderstood

Marcus Borg, one of the nation’s leading biblical and Jesus scholars, said in a talk in Sylvania, Ohio Sept. 21 that the message of Christianity is increasingly misunderstood because core words are misused.
Salvation, for example, is commonly used today to describe going to heaven. In the Old Testament, salvation was never about the afterlife but about being rescued from death or from enemies.

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