Borg barely makes it to page 3 before tipping his hand that he plans on some serious deconstruction:
Just as the first image of Jesus leads to a fideistic image of the Christian life, so this image leads to a moralistic image of the Christian life. Both images, it seems to me, are inadequate.
Wow, and here I always thought the Christian life had something to do with Faith and Morals.
Not only are they inaccurate as images of the historical Jesus, …
… a debatable assertion among scholars outside of the Jesus Seminar …
… but they lead to incomplete images of the Christian life.
You mean, there’s more than belief and trust in Jesus as Son of God and Savior of the world, and in following His moral teachings as a disciple? Preach it, Brother Borg!
That life is ultimately not about believing or about being good. Rather, as I shall claim, it is about a relationship with God that involves us in a journey of transformation.
Er, transformation into what?
Someone (perhaps his wife, who is an Episcopalian priestess) should inform Prof. Borg that countless Christians throughout the ages have known perfectly well that belief in Christ involves “a journey of transformation”:
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
— Romans 12:2 (RSV)
Welcome to “False Dichotomies ‘R’ Us”!