Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has been installed as the first canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Borg, a popular author and lecturer who retired from Oregon State University in 2007, will give public lectures, teach adult courses and occasionally preach. “Adult theological reeducation at the congregational level is an urgent need within American churches today,” Borg said after his May 31 installation. He has been a parishioner for nearly 20 years at Trinity, where his wife, Marianne, is a priest on the staff.


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