Resourcing Progressive Christians

First Light Home Edition

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First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God is a 12-episode DVD study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, two of the world’s leading Jesus scholars, on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem, now available as a stand alone DVD Home Edition program for personal home viewing.


Our Home Editions are stand-alone DVD programs licensed for private home viewing, all other rights reserved. A group-use version of First Light is available at First Light Curriculum Edition and includes downloadable participant and leader resources for all group study. This DVD program is not closed captioned and is only available in NTSC format. Unauthorized duplication, exhibition and/or distribution is a violation of applicable laws and is strictly prohibited.


John Dominic Crossan

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University, John Dominic Crossan is generally acknowledged to be the premier historical Jesus scholar in the world. He has written twenty books including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, Who Killed Jesus? and The Birth of Christianity. A Roman Catholic monk for nineteen years and a priest for twelve years, Crossan is a former co-chair of The Jesus Seminar and chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Marcus Borg

(1942–2015) was among the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity. He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions. His work has been translated into eleven languages. The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is a repository of his work and the continuing conversation he so deeply engaged.


  1. The Matrix of Jesus
  2. The Advent of the Messiah
  3. God’s Great Cleanup
  4. Collaborative Eschaton
  5. The Lake as the World
  6. Parables as Lures
  7. Jesus as Lord
  8. Substitutionary Atonement?
  9. Demonstrations in Jerusalem
  10. The Crowd & the Crucifixion
  11. Resurrection as Resistance
  12. America as the New Rome