Friday, April 29, 2011
Marcus Borg on understanding biblical language
On April 21st Marcus Borg spoke at the Westminster Town Hall Forum, in downtown Minneapolis. He passionately shared how much of the biblical language has been altered by many within the Christian faith. He also lamented how biblically illiterate many are within the U.S. Without understanding the language of the Bible it puts us at risk of not really understanding Christianity.
He questioned how the world's most Christian nation (as defined by church attendance) spends about 50% of the world's military budget and also has one of the greatest disparities among developed nations between the rich and the poor.
His talk is available for listeners on MPR's website.