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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
Blindsided Bree Elle Gardner Acts 9:1-20 Persecution of Saul Sermon
Accidents & Providence Phil Porter Jeremiah 29:11 Letter to the exiles in Babylonia Sermon
Good Soul in Our Feet Molly Baskette Easter 2019 Sermon Jesus, Easter, gospel, resurrection
Palms Raised High Phil Porter Luke 19:28-44 Palm Sunday story Why Christian? Why Church? Lent 2019 Sermon Jesus, Palm Sunday, parade, memory, witness, humility, power, justice, healing
Why Christian? Religious Particularism and the Dignity of Difference Kit Novotny John 14:1-7 Jesus as the way, the truth, the life Why Christian? Why Church? Lent 2019 Sermon Jesus, disciples, way, truth, life, religious, religious particularism, specific, articulate, superiority, diversity, collaboration
The Bottom of Things Bree Elle Gardner Job 38:1-18 The Book of Job Why Christian? Why Church? Lent 2019 Sermon God, Job, suffering, doubt, certainty, whirlwind, seeing God, tough love
Matthew 2:11-15 Molly Baskette Matthew 2:11-15 Wise Ones Sermon nativity, wise ones, magi, Jesus, Joseph, dreams, mystery, portals, vulnerable, marching orders, escape, warning
It's Not About the Tree Elena Larssen Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus Why Christian? Why Church? Lent 2019 Sermon Jesus, Zacchaeus, Marie Kondo, rearranging, tidying, joy, gratitude, transformation
A Mighty Catch Molly Baskette Luke 5:1-10 Let down your fishing nets Why Christianity? Why Church? Lent 2019 Sermon Jesus, fishermen, mighty catch, disciples, sin, sinner, church, progressive Christianity, liberation
Break Bread and Re-member Trust Hilton Luke 22:7-20 Communion Sermon Jesus, breaking bread, remember, communion, Passover, ritual, sacrament, basic needs