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Steve Almond at First Church: Video & Audio

Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Steve Almond, author of the new book "Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country" spoke at First Church Berkeley on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He joined Senior Minister Molly Baskette for the sermon moment and then during the 11:45 am Learning Hour engaged in lively conversation with Rev. Lynice Pinkard, First Church's Public Theologian in Residence Marvin K. White, and Rev. Molly.

In his book and in the sermon, Almond challenges the degradation of public discourse and the “bad stories”—those that are fradulent, intended to sow discord, and lead away from inner lives—that have come to shape us as a people. In ways, we have consented to these stories. Is it possible to cultivate the deep need to believe? Can we fight in a new way? Can we acknowledge our our own vulnerability? Can we dream up new stories?

Watch the sermon excerpt here...

Watch the video of the full service here...

Listen to the sermon on the First Church Berkeley GodCast here...
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