Progressive Christianity Video Database

First Church Berkeley has amassed a library of videos representing progressive Christianity excerpted from worship celebrations over the past few years. You will find sermons, scripture presentations, musical presentations and rituals.

This database is sortable and searchable by a variety of categories including keywords.

We see this as a way of making progressive Christian content more widely available to the general public as well as being a resource for other progressive Christian churches.

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Title Date Time Presenter Scripture Scripture subject Sermon Series Day/Season Video Excerpt Type Keywords Edit
Fool Proof Kit Novotny Proverbs 26:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:18-21; 25 Lent 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent Sermon improvisation, theater, freedom, fool, vulnerability, fools for Christ, Jesus, dog vomit, gun violence, mass shootings, students, humility
Fools and Their Money Will Soon Be Parted Phil Porter Matthew 19:21; 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Lent 2018 Fourth Sunday in Lent Sermon fools, money, Jesus, rich young man, Christ-foolish, siblings, generosity, common good, true life, wealth, spiritual practice
Choosing to Take Up Our Cross as If Our Life Depended On It Rachel Bauman Mark 8:27-35 Sermon cross, Jesus, follow, suffering, belonging, approval, ease, joy, freedom, love, others, ICE, immigrants, resurrection
The Trophic Cascade of God Marvin K. White Genesis 9:8-17 Sixth Sunday After Epiphany Sermon Noah, Flood, God, temper, anger, sorry, rainbows, trophic cascade, ecosystem, right relationship, covenant, restore
Waffle Day Phil Porter Matthew 24:3-8, 10-13 Sixth Sunday After Epiphany Sermon Jesus, eschatology, apocalypse, wickedness, love, waffles, birth pains, end times, realm of God, Kingdom of God, politics, chaos, joy
Motley Crew Two Molly Baskette 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Annual Meeting Sunday Sermon Paul, God, love, sawubono, motley pew, feelings, seeing, Jews, Christians, community
Food Rules & American Idols Kit Novotny 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Sermon food, sacrifices, sustenance, communion, sharing, comfort, love, idols, hunger, grace, choice, community, abundance
We Are Not Our Own Molly Baskette 1 Corinthians 6:12–15a, 19–20 Third Sunday After Epiphany Sermon Corinthians, Paul, one body, community, neighbors, individualism, interconnected, companionship, disagreement, love
Afraid Not Molly Baskette Colossians 1:9-13 Advent 2017 Sermon frayed knot, suffering, challenge, faith, God, support, comfort, aid, endurance, change
Following the Star Rachel Bauman Advent 2017 Epiphany Sunday Sermon Epiphany, wise ones, magi, King Herod, Jesus, star, gifts, savior