"And the future, including what is beyond our lives? We leave that up to God" (last sentence of Marcus' last book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most). Marcus died yesterday.In March 2006, I heard Marcus Borg speak at First-Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga. Sherry Boles and Donna Carey were also there that day. I taught Borg's book The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith (2003) at St. Luke UMC and have facilitated classes and discussions of several other books by Marcus Borg. I am currently reading his most recent book Convictions (2014), the one Dom Crossan mentioned. What a loss, but what a blessing his life has been to scholars and seekers of understanding.
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