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Berkeley Palmer Lecture

April 13 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 13
7:00–8:30 pm
First Pres Sanctuary

Each year, the Berkeley Palmer Lecture examines issues of concern to the church and academy. This April, the Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton will present “The Wonder and Tyranny of Fear.”

Fear can lead us into life. It can also strip us of life and drive us towards death. And, it can both liberate and imprison us in-between.

Our lives and cultures are besieged by fears of many kinds—sometimes by an array of circumstances or threats, sometimes by the curated intentions of influencers, sometimes by inner voices creating and escalating anxiety.

We will explore some of the biblical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of how we experience fear, why, and the hopeful impact of wonder and worship in our fear-shaped lives.

Co-sponsored with New College Berkeley.