Marcus Borg




Stories by Marcus Borg
Not surprising religion views homosexuality negatively

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Disbelief or just different beliefs?

Q:What should pastors do if they no longer hold the defining beliefs of their denomination? Do clergy have a moral … Continued

Religious abuses of just wars and holy wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Apologies Good, Not Enough

For Pope Benedict to apologize for what “we” have done or for what “he” has done is not in any … Continued

Sexism more Acceptable; Racism runs Deeper

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? Both racism and sexism … Continued

People Think Before They Switch — and That’s Good

As the survey itself indicates, most who have changed their religious affiliation have done so within Christianity, changing from one … Continued

Agnostic About the Afterlife

I am a committed Christian and a complete agnostic about the afterlife. I use “agnostic” in its precise sense: one … Continued

Just Ways to Repair an Unjust War

Full disclosure: I am among those who opposed the invasion of Iraq before it happened. I opposed it for Christian … Continued

Blind Acceptance is Idolatry

Without questioning, faith is idolatrous. Just as patriotism without questioning risks becoming idolatrous nationalism, so faith without questioning risks becoming … Continued

God’s Non-Violent Revolutionary

Was Jesus a social revolutionary? In the ordinary sense in which we use the phrase “social revolutionary,” yes. Like the … Continued