We received with deep sadness the news of the loss of Marcus Borg, who died January 21st after a long illness.
Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a leading biblical and Jesus scholar, Dr. Borg was in the forefront of the movement calling the church to reclaim the Christianity of Jesus by putting its faith in action in the world. He wrote: “Jesus was (and is) not about endorsing the rule of domination systems that privilege the wealthy and powerful. Jesus was (and is) about God’s passion for a very different kind of world.”
A long-time friend of All Saints Church, his 2013 presentation at our Lent Event: “Why Jesus Matters” [posted below] — included:
“Jesus matters for Christians because he was for us the decisive disclosure of God.”
“The notion of Jesus’ death as a substitute for our sins was not found in the first 1000 years of Christianity.”
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.