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.
Thomas, the twin, missed out when Jesus appeared to the disciples in the upper room. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny notes that we don’t know exactly why he wasn’t there—was he depressed and holed up at home, out roaming the streets looking for Jesus, or did he get locked out? So he had his own FOMO moment—“fear of missing out.” And yet, his desire for a direct full-bodied experience of Jesus’ resurrection—his combination of faith and doubt—rings true today. And when we share our own vulnerability—our own scars—and experience the scars of others, we are opening ourselves to God’s Easter promise, as real now as it was then for Thomas.
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