Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
Beginning with a story of her own experiences giving birth for the first time, Senior Minister Molly Baskette emphasizes the importance of breathing into the moment. It means letting go of control, birthing a new consciousness. God does that for Joseph in a dream (Matthew 1:18-25) in which the truth and surprise of Jesus’ birth are foretold. And because of that dream, Joseph makes room for the reality and is saved himself in the process.
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