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.
In the wake of the fire at First Church Berkeley, Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny reflects on the experience of “awe,” a complex mix of fear and wonder, of dread and reverence. In the Genesis story, Jacob is on the run, sleeping by a river with a stone for a pillow. His feverish dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven reminds him that he is in a sacred place. God is with him and always has been and the place where he is is unexpectedly sacred. This can be a comforting story for any of us who have been displaced.
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