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.
The organized expression of hatred, especially toward specific groups, is being given freer range in our current social and political climate. Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter suggests that Christianity’s “superpower” to counter this rise is the radical idea of not returning evil for evil but to respond instead with love. “Don’t be mean!” This is often hard to do and requires steady practice. Compassion, humility, and respect are important aspects of the ability to respond in this way.
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