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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
Gulp Kit Novotny Isaiah 25:1-10 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Isaiah, God, apocalypse, hope, tears, wildfires, revelation
Where Has God Gone? Molly Baskette Matthew 21:33-46 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Jesus, parable, landowner, tenants, murder, God, distance, schadenfreude, revenge, hypocrites, joy
By What Authority Marvin K. White Matthew 21:23-32 Authority Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Jesus, authority, walking, walk with me, truth, storytelling, public theologian, pedestrian
Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin Molly Baskette Matthew 20:1-16 Fall Festival Sunday Sermon generosity, vineyard, workers, work, equal pay, first shall be last, justice, equity, participation, collaboration, fire, recovery, politics, response
Under Water Phil Porter Exodus 14: 19-31 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Moses, God, Red Sea, parting the water, hurricanes, floods, under water, floating
Agitators Molly Baskette Matthew 18:15-20 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Jesus, agitators, secrets, offenders, engagement, forgiveness, vulnerability
Barefoot Faith Kit Novotny Exodus 3:1-15 Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Moses, burning bush, barefoot, sandals, holy ground, vulnerability, hospitality, comfort, liberation, Egyptians, Israelites
Love & Guilt Molly Baskette Exodus 1:8-14; 1 John 4:18 Summer of Love Twelfth Sunday after Pentacost Sermon love, God, Joseph, white liberal guilt, guilt, racism, motivation, right, access, power
Long Slow Lovin’ Phil Porter Psalm 136 Love Summer of Love Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Sermon God, love, endurance, long-term relationships, marriage, partnership, friendship, faith, social action
The Love Economy Molly Baskette Mark 8:14-21 Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Summer of Love Sermon God, Jesus, disciples, bread, white supremacists, Charlottesville, North Korea, demonstration, nuclear weapons, love, vulnerable, hard-hearted, whole-hearted, broken-hearted, tender-hearted