The 2018 Marcus Borg Memorial Conference - ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How we see makes all the difference’
In this conference, Marianne will take extracts from the posthumous collection of Marcus’s work entitled ‘Days of Awe and Wonder’ and will seek to explore with us what it means to be Christian today. What is the Christian story and how do we ‘see’ the world through the lens of Christian faith? Can our days indeed be filled with awe and wonder? Is how we see and pay attention what makes the difference?
- Start Date: Friday 19th October 2018
- Location: St. Marks Broomhill, Sheffield
- Speakers: Rev Canon Marianne Wells Borg
- Host: PCN Britain and St. Mark's CRC
- Cost: Friday £5. Saturday £20 non-members, £18 members, £5 students, under 18's free of charge
In this conference, Marianne will take extracts from the posthumous collection of Marcus’s work entitled ‘Days of Awe and Wonder’ and will seek to explore with us what it means to be Christian today. What is the Christian story and how do we ‘see’ the world through the lens of Christian faith? Can our days indeed be filled with awe and wonder? Is how we see and pay attention what makes the difference?St. Marks Broomhill, Sheffield firstname.lastname@example.org true DD/MM/YYYY amUKCtzpuzZiICBvjmDt18702
The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is now committed to exploring a realistic and meaningful articulation of Christianity for the 21st Century building upon the historical and theological research and teachings of Marcus. PCN Britain is also committed to building on the legacy of Marcus’s work and in this third year of our annual memorial conferences we are delighted to welcome Marianne Borg, Marcus’ widow, to lead our conference at St Mark’s Sheffield, where for many in the UK, Marcus was heard for the first time.
Marianne Borg is a priest in the Episcopal Church of the USA.
She served at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, for eighteen years and was founding director of The Center for
Spiritual Development which hosted lecture weekends with leading voices in Christianity and interfaith dialogue, led pilgrimages, and provided multi-year spiritual formation classes. It was Marianne who founded the Marcus J. Borg Foundation in late 2105. www.marcusjborg.org.
This day offers the opportunity to share our stories and to continue the work of the Marcus Borg Foundation in exploring a realistic and meaningful articulation of Christianity for the 21st Century
The event will take place over two days with tickets being sold individually for each day.
On Friday evening there will be an informal reception, this will give an opportunity to discuss the work of the Marcus Borg Foundation and the progressive Christian scenes in the UK and the USA. This will be from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and tickets will cost £5.
On Saturday 20th the preliminary programme is as follows:
Registration/coffee, tea, from 10.15am, conference begins at 11am
11am: Welcome and introductions followed by Marianne’s keynote address
11.45am: Group discussion around the themes of the address looking in particular at 3 streams
- Re-telling the Jesus story afresh in the 21st century
- Awe and wonder: a spirituality to fill our days?
- What place for church/religion in today’s world?
12.45-1.30 Lunch /bookstall browsing etc
1.30-2.00: Second address
2.00-2.45: Groups, followed by short break
3.00 – 3.45 Panel Q and A with Marianne
3.45- 4.00 : Summing up the day/thanks Tea /coffee available
Tickets for Saturday are priced at:
Members of PCN and/or St. Mark's CRC £18, Non members £20, Students: £5, under 18’s free
Tickets are now on sale online here or can be bought by writing to PCN Britain, 26 High Street, Newnham, GL14 1BB. If applying in writing please make cheques payable to 'PCN Britain'