How many of you came to hear Marcus Borg?
During one of the breaks one of you said to me, "I can see why you like him
so." Absolutely. If you got to hear him, you not only got exposed to good
scholarship but also saw how essential good theology is to spiritual
transformation and how it is full of practical applications.
For example, and I know some of you heard him do this, he gave us brilliant
insights into the differences between beer and Jesus, about why beer is better for
you than Jesus.
Ten reasons beer is better for you than Jesus:
No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.
Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.
Beer has never caused a major war.
They don't force Beer on minors who can't think for themselves.
When you have a Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it
Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured over his brand of
You don't have to wait 2000+ years for a second Beer.
There are laws saying Beer labels can't lie to you.
You can prove you have a Beer.
If you've devoted your life to Beer, there are groups to help you stop.
Of course, to say that beer is better than Jesus is really dualistic thinking. We
want to move to that level of living that can contain both.