Marcus Borg

The Heart of Christianity

‚ÄčOn April 22-23, 2004, Marcus Borg presented a 2 day seminar in Jackson, MS at Millsaps College  providing a valuable glimpse into the essence of Christianity for those who have left the faith because they no longer believe its doctrines and those who are trying to remain in the faith while questioning its doctrines. With those people in mind, Borg emphasized the transformational aspect of Christianity by examining the "emerging paradigm" that is gradually replacing the belief-centered paradigm of the last several hundred years. The new paradigm is about loving God and loving what God loves, rather than rigidly adhering to a specific set of beliefs. In exploring this new way of "being Christian," he offered a middle ground for conservative and liberal Christians, though it's unlikely conservatives will conclude, as he does, that Jesus was not really the Son of God, nor are liberals likely to begin using the term "born again," as he advocated. Still, there's much here that both sides can agree on, possibly helping to bring them a step closer to the unity that has eluded them for centuries.

April 21-22, 2004

Jackson, MS

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