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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
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
God is Not Safe Molly Baskette 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 The Wildness of God Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Sermon God, powerful, fragility, brokenness, trauma, wild, safe, repair, strength
Glimpses of Grace Trust Hilton Luke 24:13-31 Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Youth, work camp, homeless shelter, weed-pulling, painting, reflection, God, teamwork, holy, families, difficulty, satisfaction, deep roots
Shine On, Queer Church, Shine On Rachel Bauman Matthew 5:11-12, 14-16 Pride Sunday Sermon pride, queer, LGBTQAI+, allies, Jesus, Sermon on the Mount, shine on, lamps, birthright, light, gifts, inclusion, welcome, God, love
Christ’s Love Compels Us Molly Baskette 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Sermon Jesus, salvation, Lord and Savior, Franklin Graham, save the world, heaven, hell
Day by Day 2.0 Loi Almeron 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1 Sermon seen, unseen, internal, external, temporary, eternal, God, lose heart