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.
Guest Preacher Rev. Elena Larssen explores the story of Zacchaeus, who has a special encounter with Jesus, and commits to rearranging his life to make room for new things. Elena invokes the “tidying up” guru Marie Kondo, suggesting that we can always be looking at what we can dispense with in order to find joy. This is a challenge for us individually and in our communities, but the result can be transformational.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 53.22MB - Duration: 22:59 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)