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 Bible, stories about the wilderness take place in the desert, like the story of Jesus’ forty days and nights when he was tempted. In western fairy tales, the wilderness is portrayed as the dark forest. Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter weaves together the biblical narrative, personal stories and lessons from Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” to talk about challenge, danger, transformation, and resourcefulness.
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