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.
On this Palm Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman reflects on freedom. The people welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem were shouting “hosanna” which means “save us” or “free us.” After a period of ministry on the margins and with the marginalized, Jesus was headed into Jerusalem—into the middle of things bringing God’s promise of freedom. He went to lead and to disrupt, but also to prayer and to be with his friends and followers. What freedom are we longing for in our lives and what are the forces that bind us, preventing us from having that freedom?
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