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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
Are You Smarter Than A Sixth Grader? Molly Baskette Word Takeaway Word Takeaway UC Berkeley, Carol Dweck, fixed mindset, growth mindset, Stanford, teacher, students, power, learner, experiment, challenge, reformers, life-long learners
Wrestling for a Blessing David Vasquez-Levy Genesis 32:22-31 #BlessedTomorrow Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Jacob, wrestling, angel, reconciliation, past, liminal space, God-wrestling
In Defense of Plodding Along Phil Porter Exodus 15:22-24; 16:1-3; 17:1-2 #BlessedTomorrow Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon steadfast, steadfastness, plodding, Moses, wilderness, complaint, journey, progress, miracles, celebration
In Defense of Plodding Along Phil Porter Word Takeaway Word Takeaway steadfast, steadfastness, plodding, Moses, wilderness, complex, journey, progress, miracles, celebration
Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin Molly Baskette Word Takeaway Word Takeaway fire, anniversary, dreams, eternal life, adventure, game changer, election, critique, dismantle, blessings
Gulp Kit Novotny Word Takeaway Word Takeaway Isaiah, apocalypse, wildfires, revelation, tears, climate change, courage, collaboration, mutuality, God
Where Has God Gone Molly Baskette Word Takeaway Word Takeaway wicked tenants, God, suffering, vulnerable, revenge, joy, gratitude, abandonment
By What Authority Marvin K. White Word Takeaway Word Takeaway authority, public theologian, joy, peace, love, walking, healing, witness, good news, resources
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