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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
Defiant Hope: Our Faithful Response to the Climate Crisis Rev. Jim Antal Psalm 24:1; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Climate Change Choose Your Own Adventure 17th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon climate change, God, Paul, defiant hope, fossil fuels, divestment, renewable energy, carbon emissions, new possibilities, resistance
The Loneliness of God Molly Baskette James 2:1-5, 14-17 Choose Your Own Adventure 16th Sunday After Pentecost Sermon loneliness, connection, community, Body of Christ, companionship, friendship
Choose Your Adventure Rachel Bauman Luke 17: 20-21 The Wildness of God Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon adventure, God, Jesus, peril, risk, engage, choose, spiritual work, Joanna Macy, gratitude, breath, creation, gifts, communion
Midwife Crisis Molly Baskette Exodus 1:6–2:10 The Wildness of God Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Moses, God, Pharoah, Israelites, Egyptians, labor, midwives, Shiphrah, Puah, Miriam, birth, babies, Pharoah’s daughter
The Fierce Urgency of Now Phil Porter Genesis 1:26 & 28 Climate Change The Wildness of God Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon climate change, earth, God, dominion, nature, invisible, long view, world citizenship, collective action, speaking truth to power
Listen To The Wild Ken Iha 1 Kings 19:11-13 The Wildness of God Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon God, wildness, imagination, creativity, problem solving, Wonder, awe, delight, still small voice
How Big Is Ze? Trust Hilton I Corinthians 2:1-10 The Wildness of God Sermon God, Ze, gender, gender-neutral, metaphors, understanding, names, power, healing, love, acceptance
Answers From the Whirlwind Rachel Bauman Job 38:1-41 The Wildness of God Sermon Job, God, suffering, blessing, fairness, faith, reward, righteous, creation, order, chaos, good, evil, love
Into The Woods Phil Porter Matthew 4:1-11; lyrics from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim The Wildness of God 9th Sunday of Pentacost Sermon wilderness, Jesus, God, temptation, desert, fairy tales, forest, into the woods, Stephen Sondheim, danger, transformation, friendship, support, presence, resources
How to Change Your Mind Molly Baskette Romans 12:1-2 8th Sunday After Pentecost Sermon mind, transform, psychedelics, Michael Pollen, Paul, awe, awareness, mental illness, joy, altruism