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.
Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman explores the story of Job, a righteous man who is tested as his blessings are stripped away from him by God. He ponders and laments his own state and is challenged by his friends. But Job speaks honestly of his suffering to God. God, in turn, questions his limited view. In the end, we understand that the world consists of both good and evil, order and chaos, suffering and joy, and we are free to engage in that creation and be part of God’s loving energy.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.17MB - Duration: 27:53 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)