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 story of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha, Senior Minister Molly Baskette finds empowerment in both women and the way that Jesus interacted with them. Martha owned her home and Mary was taking on discipleship with Jesus, both defying the customs of the times. Jesus calls them and all of us, though, to move beyond worry and distraction and to choose the “better thing”—to be deeply aligned with who we know ourselves to be.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.51MB - Duration: 19:31 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)