I knew Marcus Borg primarily through his writings. He is the only person to be featured on my top ten books of the year list four times (the following links are to the annual listings and to my specific book reviews when available)
- 2010 – Putting Away Childish Things,
- 2011 – Speaking Christian,
- 2012 – Evolution of the Word, and
- 2014 – Convictions.
Patheos has created a page featuring remembrances of Marcus Borg by a long and diverse list of folks including Brian McLaren, Jenny Warner, Frederick Schmidt, Erin Wathen, and James McGrath. Religion News Service and many other news sources ran stories within twenty-four hours of his passing. Facebook and other social media have been filled with stories of how Marcus impacted individual lives and helped shape communities of faith.
I also had the opportunity to get to know Marcus Borg on a more personal level. I appreciate his willingness to serve as the first speaker for what has since become an annual weekend lecture series at Naples United Church of Christ (the picture above is from a patron dinner at that event). During that weekend he and I had several one-on-one conversations. Additionally, he graciously offered to keep in touch via e-mail. While our notes were infrequent, they always helped me think in new ways.
- Of Marcus Borg’s many books, which is your favorite? Why?
- Share one of your memories of Marcus Borg.
Note: Marcus Borg’s website now has a remembering post that includes links to news stories and several popular blog posts.Tweet