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.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette cites recent scientific work on the effects of controlled doses of psychedelics to treat some mental illness as reported in Michel Pollen’s new book, How to Change Your Mind, to explore the power of awe. In the scripture, Paul calls us to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” Awe allows us to enter into a larger awareness that expands beyond ourselves and to be fundamentally changed by that experience.
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