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.
For this all-ages service, the theme was about how to be an “upstander”—how we support those who are being bullied directly or indirectly. Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter reflects on the ways that Jesus served and healed his followers even when it went against the religious laws of the time (Mark 2:23-3:6), He also talks about how we can stand up to those who might be threatening or challenging even in our own community, as well as the ways that we can directly address issues of racism and discrimination.
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