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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
Day by Day 2.0 Loi Almeron 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1 Sermon seen, unseen, internal, external, temporary, eternal, God, lose heart
Stand Up, Stand Together Phil Porter Mark 2:23-3:6 Pentecost 2018 Sermon Jesus, Pharisees, healing on the Sabbath, upstanding, solidarity, reticence, politeness, accompaniment, racism, transgender, immigration
Embodying the Healing Power of Jesus Rachel Bauman Luke 8:40-56 Pentecost 2018 Sermon mental health, mental illness, secrets, silence, stigma, Jesus, healing, naming, seeing, touching, taboo, community, shalom, inclusion
Hearing the Church Whole Molly Baskette Acts 2: 1-21 Pentecost 2018 Sermon Pentecost, spirit, languages, confirmation, Youth, dreams, tongues, laurel, yanni, visions, understanding, responsibility, hearing
When Life is a Zoo Mike Piazza Deuteronomy 32:7-18 Luke 13:31-34 Sermon Jesus, God, mother hen, foxes, eagles, vulnerability, protection, mothers, zoo
Inspire to Conspire Rachel Bauman Isaiah 65:17-25 Sermon God, Isaiah, new heaven, new earth, conspire, hope, justice, vision, courage, community, neighbors
Love & Belonging Marvin K. White 1 John 4:7-12 Sermon God, Christ, love, justice, generosity, voiceless, available, humanity, friend, family, discipline, practice
Bad Stories/Better Stories Steve Almond & Molly Baskette 1 Corinthians 12:27 Earth Day Sunday Sermon bad stories, fraudulent, vulnerability, elections, discourse, spiritual life, contemplate, Wonder, imagination, leadership, dreams
I Will Lie Down in Safety? Kim Druziako Psalm 4 Third Sunday of Easter Sermon psalm, God, sleep, faith, safety, queer, trans, poor, community, network, sex work, share
Doubting Thomas & the Case of the Easter FOMO Kit Novotny John 20:19-31 Sermon Thomas, Jesus, disciples, FOMO, fear of missing out, scars, doubt, faith, Easter, promise