Professor of New Testament studies, Marcus J. Borg, died today, January 22nd, 2015, leaving the world a poorer place. It was my privilege to have known Marcus Borg and to have been taught by him. His thoughts on religion, Christianity and Jesus shaped my mind and my own spirituality in a dozen significant ways. Genuine, sharp-witted, and warm, Dr. Borg exemplified a Tao-like balance that combined the two “hats” of scholar-researcher and “walker on the path”. To his wife Marianne and family and friends – a heartfelt wish that they may find solace in Mark’s memory and inspiration in the way he lived. He will be sorely missed, but it is comforting to know that his memory and his life’s work endure.