Marcus Borg was a leading figure in the Progressive Christian Movement. I was privileged to attend several of his lectures in Phoenix over the past few years and he never failed to deliver fresh insights into the meaning of Jesus’ life. His work speaks to a mature spirituality and challenges us to reexamine critically many of our beliefs about what it means to be Christian. While not everybody will agree with everything he said, his work can nevertheless serve as a catalyst for each of us to think through many of the beliefs we may have accepted uncritically and may have led us to question whether Christianity makes sense in light of modern knowledge. Borg’s work helped me see that it does and helped me reaffirm my commitment to the Way of Christ.
If you have not read any of his work, I would recommend that you consider reading one of two of his books; more if time and circumstance permit. His work, while scholarly, is very accessible to both scholars and the average reader. You can also find lectures by Borg on YouTube.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, be at peace.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.To fulfill this promise, we are in the process of reviewing our site to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all our site visitors.This website utilizes various technologies that are incorporated to make it more accessible.What Are We Presently Doing to Make our Website More Usable for People With Disabilities?
We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface. Some of the interface’s capabilities are Font handling, Color Handling and more
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level by resolving HTML issues:
Identify the Site’s Language in Header Code
Label All Images on the Website with Descriptions of the Image (Alt-Tags)
Fix Empty Links, so Website is Easier to Use
Remove Empty Headings
Remove Empty Form Labels
Fix Menu Broken ARIA
Fix Missing Form Labels
Handling NoScript Elements
Handling Autoplay Attributes
Additional capabilities are being researched and added as timing and budget allow
Interface to Adjust the Website’s UI
High Contrast Mode
Dark Contrast Mode
Font Size Adjustment
Big Mouse Cursor
Our efforts are ongoing as ADA standards and guidelines may change, or we may find additional compliance items that need to be edited on our website.Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, and/or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible.